About Cyclone Space Mining

Cyclone Space Mining is a group of students in, but not limited to, the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The group will annually design and build a Martian robot to compete in the NASA Robotic Mining Competition. As a result, the members of Cyclone Space Mining will be challenged to create an atmosphere of community and excitement among students, learning from and teaching other students, welcoming prospective students and community members, connecting students with faculty and community through projects, activities, and demonstrations.


New Membership

Cyclone Space Mining is always interested in fresh talent. If you are looking for a great project to develop your professional skills, this is the best place to get involved. The team needs a very diverse set of skills:

  • Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Testing
  • Electronic Controls
  • Education
  • Public Relations
  • Graphic Design
  • Planning and Management
  • Business and Sponsorship
  • Writing and Communication

If you are interested in becoming a member of Cyclone Space Mining, the first step is to attend a general meeting. General meetings are on Thursdays at 6:10 PM in Carver 0202. You can also find the team during workdays on Saturdays at 10 AM. Frequent Saturday locations are Nuclear Engineering 0001 (the basement), AMSL, Hoover 1360, and Boyd Manufacturing Lab.

Forward any questions to hartlj@iastate.edu