On Saturday, formula team members held a testing day for their racecar after working on it for two years.
The scholarship was established in 1997, the year after Sarah Bryan died.
The launch involves attaching student made engineering experiments to balloons and allowing the apparatus to fly into the atmosphere to gather data.
The University Senate voted on Thursday to discontinue the Science, Technology and Society certificate.
The visit came on the eve of the Senate’s vote on the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.
Schmidt, a professor in UMD's mechanical engineering department, died March 12. She was 62.
The team was selected out of nearly 400 applicants, and will be going up against 11 other groups in the competition.
The Senate also approved a new concentration for the master of public health program.
Jeanette Epps will embark on a six-month mission, expected to launch in 2021.