Wednesday, March 30, 2005

"Stinky" the ROV

Wired News (via Engadget) is carrying a story about the Carl Hayden Community High School Robotics Club who last year competed, and won, the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center's national ROV Competition in Santa Barbara against a number of college teams, including the favourites from MIT.

CREDIT: Livia Corona/Wired News
The Robotics Club with their underwater ROV "Stinky"

You should read this story, not just for the robotics, but also if you've seen one too many student just not get it and you've started to loose faith in the future.

There is also a scholarship fund, established by the Phoenix Union High School District, to send the team members, Cristian Arcega, Lorenzo Santillan, Luis Aranda, and Oscar Vazquez, to college. If anyone deserves to go to college, to be given the chance, these guys do...

Update: This story has been picked up by both Slashdot and the traditional media in the guise of the Washington Post.