Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Wake Forest University and Hanes Magnet School students team up to test underwater robots
This weekend, the pool in Reynolds Gymnasium will be filled with underwater robots built by students at Hanes Magnet School, thanks to a partnership with the Society of Physics Students at Wake Forest University through SeaPerch, a national program sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research. For the past three months, Wake Forest physics students and faculty have visited Hanes weekly to teach sixth through eighth grade students about robotics, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). On Saturday, April 28 at 9:00 a.m., four teams will put their ROVs to the test as part of the highly visual SeaPerch Challenge in the pool on campus. Students will put their robots through a series of challenges to demonstrate learned physical concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.
Posted by Peggy Low at 12:58 PM