Gray's Reef ROV underwater competition held at Chatham Aquatics Center

MATE ROV underwater competition held at Chatham Aquatics Center
Published: Apr. 23, 2017 at 1:11 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 24, 2017 at 3:40 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The annual Gray's Reef ROV competition happened at the Chatham Aquatic Center Saturday.

The underwater robotics competition challenges students from kindergarten to college to design their own ROV's or remotely operated vehicles. Students from Jenkins High, Groves High and the STEM Academy at Bartlett Middle School were among those competing this year.

Each team was given a realistic mission to complete with different scores for every task completed.

"This is one my favorite events of the whole year, because these students inspire me," said Sarah Fangman, Superintendent, Gray's Reef National Sanctuary. "They are so much more technically capable than I am. They have such creative and clever solutions to these very difficult challenges that we present to them."

The winner or winners from Saturday's event will go on to compete in the international competition in Long Beach, California in June.

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