6 Alabama Schools Make a Splash in Underwater Robotics Showdown

Mobile Rundown Staff

It’s so uplifting to see that kids these days excel in modern sciences. Our local youth is no exception! 

Last Saturday, the third annual Seaperch ROV Competition took place at the campus of UMS-Wright.

And like most marine educational activities, it was hosted by the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (fun fact: it has a great area aquarium!)

6 Alabama Schools Make a Splash in Underwater Robotics Showdown

Our state was well-represented at the obstacle course and mission course competition, with teams coming from the following schools: 

  • Barton Academy
  • Bayside Academy
  • Baker High School
  • Robertsdale High School
  • UMS-Wright
  • Montgomery’s Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School

For the challenge, each group developed its own Seaperch, a sub-aquatic remotely controlled vehicle. Pretty amazing. 

The Thetis and the Explorers of Barton Academy came in first and third, respectively, in the middle school division. 

The Middle School Robotics team from Bayside Academy came in second. 

Teams CAA and ARG5 from LAMP placed first and second, respectively, in the high school division. Team Neptune from UMS-Wright placed third. 

(Congrats to the winners!) 

Robotics contests are a fantastic platform for young people to exhibit their ingenuity and originality. It’s awesome to witness this generation think and create. 

And encouraging kids to participate in contests like these is a great way to get them interested in the field. 

Of course, we want our kids to be motivated to learn and ready to take on the world! Makes you feel hopeful, doesn’t it?

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