# Optimization of Trajectories**Team:** 38
**School:** HOMESCHOOL, MANZANO, PIUS
**Area of Science:** Mathematics, Physics
**Proposal:** The optimization of trajectories can sometimes yield unexpected or unusual results. For example, it is possible to travel large distances in space using little energy by taking advantage of unusual dynamic conditions and interactions between orbiting bodies. We plan to explore the mathematical ideas underlying optimizations and the n-body problem.
Mentors: Erik DeBenedictis (programming), Bill Cordwell (math)
**Team Members:**
Erika DeBenedictis Brian Lott Kristin Cordwell
**Sponsoring Teacher:** NA
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