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Washington Island students take robot swimming

Four fifth grade students from Washington Island School will be taking their robot Ramona for a dip at Green Bay Southwest High School on Saturday as a part of a national competition.  Over the last several weeks, the students led by teacher Miranda Dahlke built an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) as a part of the National SeaPerch Competition. With the Mosling Recreation Center as her practice arena, “Ramona” will be competing in an underwater obstacle course and a water clean-up mission. Washington Island School Principal Michelle Kanipes says it is great to see the STEM components of science, technology, engineering, and math come alive in such a unique way.

Washington Island will compete against 20 teams on Saturday for a chance to take “Ramona” for a road trip to the National SeaPerch Competition at the University of Maryland in May.  




Photo courtesy of Washington Island School from when they along with students from Sturgeon Bay and Sevastopol School District gave their robots a chance to operate at the Door County YMCA pool in Sturgeon Bay.

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