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- OUR 2014 CALENDAR -
May 10:
MATE Pacific Northwest Regional Challenge in Federal Way, Washington, 2nd Place Winners!


June 13:
STEM outreach voyage with SeaScouts on tall ship Odyssey - Puget Sound; depart from Port of Tacoma


June 14:
"Whidbey to Romania"
an evening of performances and SILENT AUCTION to benefit the Atlantis ROV Team


July 31- Aug 3:
Whidbey Area Fair, Langley, Washington


August 14 - 20:
Black Sea ROV Competition, Constanta, Romania


August 25 - 29:
Educational
outreach in
Istanbul, Turkey


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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
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