- 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
"Whidbey to Romania"
an evening of
SILENT AUCTION to
benefit the Atlantis ROV
July 31- Aug 3:
Whidbey Area Fair,
August 14 - 20:
Black Sea ROV
August 25 - 29:
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
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