• Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is proud to be the host location for the Baltimore Washington region for this year's International Space Apps Challenge. This year we are hosting the event in Building 200, our Space Exploration Sector Building, on our South Campus.

    Registration for all locations will open on March 2, 2015.  Registration will be through this website.  Please check starting on March 2, 2015 for more information.

    Please stay in touch over the next few weeks by following us on Twitter and reading our local event blog on Tumblr. See Links below.

    Have a specific question you need answered? Interested in being a local sponsor? Get in touch with us directly by sending the organizers an email.

    We look forward to seeing you at the event.

    Projects Nominated for Global Judging

    Global Nominee #1

    Water Finder App

    Global Nominee #2

    Crashed: Survival on Mars

    People's choice

    Water Finder App



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    11101 Johns Hopkins Road
    Laurel, MD
    United States

    Robert Berardino
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  • The following projects were worked on at Laurel:

    • Ultrasonic Stereo-vision Platform

      Project Members from this location
      • Vincent Pugliese

      The goal of this project is to create and test a software agent that can that can approximate a real-time ultrasonic map of an environment, and runs on standard hobbyist microcontrollers and microprocessors. The focus of this project is on simplicity and efficiency over technical prowess.

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    • Water Finder App

      Project Members from this location
      • Alexis Saint-Jean
      • Mark  Agnes
      • Ethan McMahon

      Almost a billion people around the world walk for hours every day to get water. Even then, not all water is clean. Thousands of people die daily because they lack access to clean water.

      We’re creating Water Finder (wat... Visit Project

    • Space Event Alert Monitor

      Project Members from this location
      • Patricia Harrington-Duff

      Android mobile alert app that will allow developers, scientists, mission operators or anyone otherwise interested, to receive alerts based on a changing status value for a space mission provided by a webservice. The intent is to use the ISS telemetry feed as the source for proof of concept. ... Visit Project

    • Crashed: Survival on Mars

      Project Members from this location
      • Andrew Zhao
      • Matthew Zhang

      Our project aims to achieve a simulation of a colony on Mars inside a lava tube. This could be useful for planning an expedition to Mars and the colony could be mapped out like in the game. In addition, it could also educate people about how it would be like on Mars, and it could provide a sim... Visit Project

    • Space Jam: Quest of the Green Blocks

      Project Members from this location
      • Eleanor Zhang

      The objective of the game is to stay alive and score as many points as possible. Gameplay can be easily learned as the rocket simply follows the movement of the mouse. The game will end should the rocket fail to avoid the randomly moving space rocks. Points can be scored by maneuvering the roc... Visit Project