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ERIC Number: EJ1054838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Underwater Robots Surface in Utah
Hurd, Randy C.; Hacking, Kip S.; Damarjian, Jennifer L.; Wright, Geoffrey A.; Truscott, Tadd
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v74 n5 p8-16 Feb 2015
Underwater robots (or ROVs: Remotely Operated Vehicles as they are typically called in industry) have recently become a very popular instructional STEM activity. Nationally, ROVs have been used in science and technology classrooms for several years in cities such as Seattle, San Diego, Virginia Beach, and other coastal areas. In the past two years, even landlocked states such as Utah have started integrating ROVs into STEM education curriculum and have been greeted with similar excitement and success. The purpose of this article is to: first, discuss the affordability of using ROVs and related technology to promote and teach STEM content; and second, to provide an anecdote of people doing so in an area that is not typically known for ROVs--in hopes that others might see the benefits and realize that they too can leverage ROV technology to diversify and enhance their STEM curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah
Grant or Contract Numbers: N000141210267