Elementary and Middle School robotics teams dive into underwater robotics

Elementary and Middle School robotics teams dive into underwater robotics
Posted on 03/24/2017

Two Harlandale ISD teachers recently received the SeaPerch underwater robotics grant.

A SeaPerch grant equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Rometely Operated Vehicle (ROV).  

Morrill Elementary Robotics Coach Reymundo Carreon received five kits and one tool bag worth approximately $1,200. These resources will help Morrill Elementary start an underwater robotics program.

“We are so excited to start the underwater robotics component because the students are going to learn a lot by building an ROV from scratch,” Carreon said. “There are a lot of real world applications with ROVs so this is a precursor for the jobs that are out there.”

This is the first elementary underwater robotics program in the district.

Kingsborough Middle School Robotics Coach Juanita Oropesa received four kits and one tool bag to help propel her underwater robotics teams.

This is the first year KMS dives into underwater robotics and they’ve already been working on an ROV for the SeaPerch Regional Tournament in Gerogetown, TX on April 22.

KMS will also be mentoring the elementary underwater robotics teams on how to build their ROV.

A SeaPerch grant is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research. 


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