Costa Rica News – Two Ticos are about to polish their new projects with some help at the NASA headquarters.
This competition is of innovative projects that seek to solve global problems using technology. The winners will attend a 10-week training at the Ames Research Center, NASA’s research center in California.
Marical Saenz proposed a platform to monitor boats engaged in illegal activities such as illegal fishing, human trafficking and drug trafficking. It would get satellite images and notify the coast guard.
Arnoldo Muller made an app that motivates shared and safe transport. It will reduce vehicle traffic as well as promote social contact.
72 people from the region were nominated, most from Costa Rica.
The rest of 10 finalists will visit other technology companies in Silicon Valley.