- 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
Underwater robotics: an unusual after school hobby, to be sure,
but also an enthralling one. Atlantis ROV 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: Chris was seventh grade and Hannah
eighth when they started ROV and they will be teaching robotics workshops to
Romanian students as part of their culminating senior project.
Haley was only nine when she started, and she and Annika will likely be
competing at the college level by 2016, as sophmores in high school.
The last 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
2013-2014 Atlantis ROV Team
11th in the World
Pacific NW Champions
Invited to the Black Sea
International ROV Competition
2nd Place PNW Regional