Underwater Robotics Workshop                                                                 for Students (Grades 5-12), Teachers & Parents

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Workshop Sessions: 9:30AM-11:00AM, 11:45AM-1:15 PM, or 2:00PM-3:30PM

FOX_1839_smallJoin the Seymour Center and Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center of Monterey Peninsula College for a workshop designed to teach students in grades 5-12, and their teachers or parents, how to build underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Learn how to incorporate marine science, technology, and physical science concepts into your curriculum by spending a day at the pool building an ROV!

The workshop will introduce participants to the MATE Center’s ROV program and explain how students can participate in the annual ROV contest held each spring. Students and adults will also have the opportunity to design, build, and test their own ROV using simple, affordable materials.

The workshop will be held at the on-campus swimming pool at UC Santa Cruz. We will be offering three 90-minute sessions starting at 9:30 AM, 11:45 AM, or 2:00 PM. There is no fee to attend, however, reservations are required.

Each workshop session will be held at the on-campus swimming pool at UC Santa Cruz.

There is no fee to attend; however, advanced registration is required.

To register: Complete this Google Form to register for a workshop session: Workshop Registration.

For more information on the Underwater Robotics Workshop and MATE Center ROV Contest, contact workshop instructor Kim Swan at (831) 402-9014 or

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