AST SpaceMobile is valued at $1.8 billion with partners like AT&T, Vodafone and Rakuten.
The team was selected out of nearly 400 applicants, and will be going up against 11 other groups in the competition.
About 200 people have registered for the challenge so far.
Since Perseverance data is made public, students could use information from the mission in research projects at this university.
“My goal is to educate as many students as I can about sustainability,” said Lisa Alexander, Resident Life's sustainability programs coordinator and co-coordinator for the Green Terp program.
The app is called Shellter, and it's set to launch in August.
UMD researchers conducted a comprehensive study about how aspects of the built and social environments play a role in COVID-19 transmission in the city.
Being online instead of with peers in a classroom, many students are using the messaging app more this semester to help them communicate with classmates.
Despite differing medical opinions on whether blue light causes eye strain, some students say the glasses are helping them get through the virtual semester.
The program is one of President Pines’ initial goals.