Physics Students Collaborate on MIT Engineering Challenge
Ten Dexter and Southfield conceptual physics students recently had the opportunity to participate in the Sea Perch Program at MIT along with four other schools. For much of April, students had been constructing underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). On May 3, students took their completed robots to the MIT swimming pool, where teams from each of the participating schools worked together to respond to the day-long engineering challenge, a simulated crisis involving an explosion and oil leak on a deep sea oil drilling platform. Our students maneuvered their ROVs to provide a live video feed below the surface and assisted in collecting surface spill, successfully solving any technical and logistical issues that arose. This is the second year our Schools have participated in this underwater robotics program.