Dates: June 3rd - June 14th
Explore how engineers design and build our magical modern world. We will learn about the process of Engineering Design with a hands-on, project-based approach . . . first in a series of small, fun engineering challenges, and then by employing what we've learned to design and build actual remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs). An underwater Quidditch match or competitive challenge of choice will test just how well the ROV's perform. If time and weather permit, we will mount underwater video camera's to the ROV's and go out to explore a nearby lake bottom. You will learn and do all sorts of practical things from basic electronics, to the physics of buoyancy, to mechanical design. You will also find out how to focus your creativity, knowledge, and reason into decisions that matter. But what's more, you will start using lots of things you already know, to do things you never thought you could.
Vincent is a member of the UAF MAST team that went to Norway in 2007 for an international competition in underwater ROV. Vincent has taught the ASRA ROV module since 2007.