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Sixth Grade Competes in ROV Competition

Submitted by monica.bair on Thu, 03/24/2016 - 14:46

On Thursday, March 24th, sixth grade students competed in the state UUR (Utah Underwater Robotics) competition. Throughout the last several months, students have been learning to construct their vehicles, and learning about engineering in general. This challenge is based on a platform known as SeaPerch. UUR is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematica) outreach program that teaches students how to construct an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) from low cost components. Students are required to learn important STEM related concepts to complete their vehicle including electronics, buoyancy, propulsion, hydrostatic pressure, waterproofing, etc.