Inver Hills to MIT, Purdue: Bring it on

Just try and beat this

More than a dozen Inver Hills Community College students are set to compete against the likes of MIT and Purdue in NASA’s rocket competition for colleges and universities in Alabama next week.

Inver Hills will be the only Minnesota school — and one of only two community colleges — to attend the competition this year. No community college has ever won, but the Inver Hills students don’t sound daunted.

Team leader Caleb Boe told MPR’s Elizabeth Dunbar:

“We’re kind of proving that you don’t necessarily need all the high-tech, the fancy stuff to build a rocket and be successful at this.”

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