Technology in Marine Science ROVs

Dates: July 28- August 1, 2019
Registration opens January 28, 2019

Are you a middle or high school teacher or informal educator looking to add STEM activities or include robotics in your classroom? Join us to learn all about underwater robots or ROVs (remotely operated vehicles), and how ROVs are used to explore, research, and work in ocean waters.  In this multi-day workshop, we’ll spend time aboard DISL’s research vessels and see a research ROV in operation and talk with scientists who use ROVs in their research.  We’ll build a fully functional ROV from the circuit board up step by step and explore several relevant classroom activities that can get your students building, learning and developing skills. 

Given the complexity of the building task, we heartily suggest that teachers wanting to participate bring a partner teacher with them.

Cost: $100 registration fee, refundable upon completion of workshop (workshop tuition, meals and housing are FREE)

Participants are required to purchase their own ROV kit (one per pair) prior to the workshop.  We will be working with the MATE Pufferfish ROV Kit (Rev 7).  Click here for details and to order your kit.

Please email or call (251) 861-2141 x7515 with any questions.

If any workshop is canceled due to low enrollment, all deposits will be refunded.