The 8th Annual Student CanSat Competition took place in Abilene and Burkett, Texas, June 8-10. Twenty-six teams from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Colombia, India, Turkey and United Arab Emirates successfully launched their CanSat payloads. Teams with the highest scores and receiving cash awards were:
First Place: Istanbul Technical University – Team UYARI (Turkey)
Second Place: SRM University – Team WelkinSat (India)
Third Place: Indian Institute of Technology – Team GARUDA (India)
Fourth Place: Istanbul Technical University – Team Lagari (Turkey)
Fifth Place: University of Michigan – Team OverEasy (USA)
The competition will return to Abilene in 2013 with new mission requirements and a revised competition guide and scoring system. Details and dates will be announced soon; deadline for applications is November 30.