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Students Launch Crowdfunding Campaign for 'Titan Rover'

April 3, 2015

Mars rover illustration

This is an illustration of the Titan Rover, being designed and built by a multidisciplinary team of students majoring in engineering, computer science, the sciences and business.

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A multidisciplinary team of Cal State Fullerton undergraduates this week launched a crowdfunding campaign to offset the cost of designing and building the next-generation Mars robotic vehicle, dubbed "Titan Rover."

The 13-member team — made up of mechanical, electrical and computer engineering, computer science, geology, biological science and business majors — seeks to raise $12,500.

The Titan Rover is being developed to traverse unknown Martian terrains of various densities and maneuver around large obstacles. When completed, the rover will be able to perform such tasks as soil sampling, terrain traversing and astronaut assistance.

Staff members from University Advancement, including Todd Frandsen, senior director of annual campaigns and stewardship, are assisting the students with their fundraising effort. To donate, visit online.

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