In an astonishing feat, students from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies left behind 39 teams, which participated in the global aerospace competition CanSat held in Texas, US, this year.
The team consisted of 23 members from various domains of Aerospace Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Material Science Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering and design studies.
The winning team was working under the guidance of their professors -- Ugur Guven and Zozimus Labana.
"UPES students winning CanSat parallels the recent successes of the Indian space program and prepares students for the role they will have to play when they eventually join the booming aerospace sector," Guven said in a statement released on Wednesday.
The competition was organized by the American Astronautical Society (AAS) and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). CanSat is a design-build-fly competition which is held on annual basis.
The competition tests the students analytical, creative, decision making, problem solving and collaborative skills apart from their domain knowledge and skills. In CanSat 2017, various prestigious institutes participated like Princeton University, University of Manchester, University of Alabama, VIT University and National Aviation Academy.