- OUR 2014 CALENDAR -
MATE Pacific Northwest Regional
Challenge in Federal Way,
Washington, 2nd Place Winners!
STEM outreach voyage with
SeaScouts on tall ship Odyssey -
Puget Sound; depart from Port of
"Whidbey to Romania"
an evening of performances and
SILENT AUCTION to benefit the
Atlantis ROV Team
July 31- Aug 3:
Whidbey Area Fair, Langley,
August 14 - 20:
Black Sea ROV Competition,
August 25 - 29:
Presenters & Exhibitors
Sally Ride Science Festival
Recognition by Island County
Pacific Northwest Innovation Summit
Women in Innovation Panelists
February 7th, 2015
Sound Waters Conference
This August, 6,000 miles from home, Atlantis ROV Team will be the sole representatives of the United States as
we compete in Europe's largest ROV competition: The Black Sea International ROV Competition.
Our team was founded in 2011 and has been soldering on the dining room table ever since. Our ROVs have
been grassroots efforts, built after school in a one-light town without a shop or a school program to support us.
But our shoestring budgets and meager tools were a blessing, and only inspired us to work harder.
With determination, curiosity, and the support of our small island community, it has been an incredible
journey. It has been so far beyond our wildest dreams. We've reached Internationals and are one of the top
ROV teams in the world. We've met students from other countries, affected hundreds of people through our
STEM educational exhibits, had discussions with research scientists, marine archeologists, engineers, and
business leaders, flown a plane, and been invited to Europe's largest ROV competition.
We have grown up in this competition: our captain, Hannah, was an eighth grader when they started ROV and
she will be teaching robotics workshops to Romanian students and Istanbul children as part of her senior
project. Haley was only nine when she started, and she and Annika will likely be competing at the college
level by 2016, as sophomores in high school.
The last five years have taught us about so much more than just circuitry and hydraulic pressure testing.
Through this competition, through engineering, and building robot after robot, we have learned so much about
teamwork, creative problem solving, perseverance, and most importantly, our ability to take action and make
a difference. ATLANTIS ROV TEAM: ADVENTURE IS DOWN THERE
3 Girls, 1 Nation
HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS
On Saturday, October 11th from 2-5pm - please join
Atlantis at a THANK YOU Celebration for all their
supporters. Click the link at left to RSVP for an afternoon
of tales of adventure, food, and a fond farewell to
Whidbey's trailblazing underwater robotics team.