Aquatic ROV Workshops

Aquatic ROV Workshops

Deep Dive for Title I Schools

The Pontchartrain Conservancy has partnered with Electric Girls and the WWII Museum for our deep dive, Aquatic ROV Workshop, which is a program for educators and students in grades 9-12 in the Pontchartrain Basin. It is design-focused and hands-on.

Our educators and partners will provide a series of in-school or after school workshops to help students build, test, and challenge their aquatic ROVs. Workshops cover topics such as circuits and soldering, remotes and tethers, frames and buoyancy, and scientific applications.

Once a week for eight to twelve weeks, students will focus on a different aspect of their ROV. PC educators and partners will facilitate most workshops except pool practices and optional 3-D printing. Educators will be expected to allow for additional work on the ROVs between workshop visits to ensure there is adequate time to build the ROVs. After the ROVs are built, students will participate in pool and field-based challenges designed to test the maneuverability, speed, and versatility of their ROVs.

Equipment for building the ROV, such as soldering irons, drills, and PVC cutters, will be provided by PC and our partners. The ROV and related materials for the finished ROV such as foam for buoyancy and PVC for the frame must be purchased by the school.  Please visit the MATE website for ROV options, and be sure to check out our PDF materials below.

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2020. If you are interested in participating in this program, please complete our online application here.

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Spotlight: New Harmony High,  Orleans Parish, Spring 2020

Educator: Fernando Wagner

Grade: 9th & 10th

ROV Model: 2 Pufferfish 

Location: New Orleans, LA

Content Covered: Frames and Buoyancy, Soldering, and more...

Educators build a Triggerfish
Educators build a Triggerfish
Learning soldering and circuits
Learning soldering and circuits
Examining the parts
Examining the parts
Trying out frame ideas
Trying out frame ideas