A middle school team that has built an underwater robot is hoping to raise funds so they can make some waves at a national competition in Massachusetts.
The nine inaugural members of the Stockard Robotics Club placed third in the Dallas Regional SeaPerch competition, which earned them a spot at the national championships in Dartmouth, Mass. Michelle Walaski, the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math teacher at L.V. Stockard Middle School, has set up a GoFundMe page to raise $10,000 to help fund the trip for the robotics club. The registration cutoff date is April 28.
To win third in the Dallas Regional SeaPerch Competition, the robotics team navigated their robot through an obstacle course, completed a finesse driving challenge, and held an in-depth interview with judges from the U.S. Navy demonstrating what they had learned through the process.
Click here to visit the team’s fundraising page, and watch the above video to learn more.