Underwater robotics take HISD girls to national competition

Students from Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy participated in the national SeaPerch Challenge at the University of Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss., last weekend.

The students recently were selected as first place in poster/presentation winner at a regional competition, which advanced the school to nationals for the first time. The students placed 20 out of 42 in the national competition.

“It was a great learning experience and the girls cannot wait to compete again next year,” teacher Astra Zeno said.

SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with resources they need to build an underwater remotely operated vehicle. The SeaPerch Challenge is designed to foster an end goal, reward sportsmanship, spirit and presentation skills as well as a mastery of design and engineering concepts.

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