AIUB Robotic Crew (ARC) from American International University Bangladesh (AIUB) participated in the 2019 University Rover Challenge Finals, held from May 30 to June 1, 2019 at the renowned Mars Desert Research Station in USA. The University Rover Challenge (URC) is a project of The Mars Society, an international non-profit human to Mars organisation. A total number of 84 teams representing 13 countries took part in the initial phase including 5 teams from Bangladesh. In March 2019, through a System Acceptance Review (SAR) milestone, the top 36 teams were selected to compete in the final stage at the research station in southern Utah, USA.
AIUB Robotic Crew (ARC) stood 18th in the world, 4th among the Asian teams and the top scorer between the two teams from Bangladesh.