DODEA students race robots underwater for science competition at Yokosuka

Students celebrate as their remotely operated underwater vehicle completes the final hurdle during a robotics challenge at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. THERON GODBOLD/STARS AND STRIPES
Students celebrate as their remotely operated underwater vehicle completes the final hurdle during a robotics challenge at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. THERON GODBOLD/STARS AND STRIPES

DODEA students race robots underwater for science competition at Yokosuka

by Theron Godbold
Stars and Stripes

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Students recently built, tested and fielded a fleet of underwater robots for a competition marking National Engineering Week at the home of the Navy’s 7th Fleet south of Tokyo.

“We want to enhance STEM, and we have new science standards this year,” said Quiana Obeng, assistant principal at the Department of Defense Education Activity’s Nile C. Kinnick High School, while watching remotely operated robotic vehicles navigate a submerged obstacle course at Yokosuka’s Purdy Pool.

“This gives real-world standards to what they are taught in the classroom,” she added.

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