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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- High school students from around the state competed to "land" a drone on Mars Thursday, March 16.
Of course, not the actual red planet. Aerospace Jam was held a bit closer to home, at Fiserv Forum.
Teams were given a drone and sensor kit in November.
They spent the last few months building devices that can capture data, like the devices used on real Mars missions.
Organizers say this competition helps expose students to possible career paths they might not have considered before.
"We're targeting schools that are underrepresented, that's one of our focuses," said Michael Mortensen, director of aviation science at Carroll University. "We're trying to give school opportunities to work on STEM engineering-type projects like this, so we're out there touching a lot of different schools in Wisconsin to compete."
All team members were also given tickets to the Milwaukee Bucks game Thursday night.