Gray's Reef hosts local R.O.V. competition

Published: Apr. 21, 2018 at 11:05 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 23, 2018 at 11:21 AM EDT
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - An underwater robot competition brought students from all around the area together to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math.

The competition challenges students to build and operate underwater remotely operated vehicles. They have to apply physics, math, science, and engineering skills to solve problems in the marine environment. Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary put the competition on.

An inventor who built a custom underwater robot for Gray's Reef was on hand to teach students.

"This rover is to make it so that they can increase the time that they observe their coral reef for which they are responsible, keeping track of the organisms that live there," said Ed Williams, inventor of the new rover.

A total of 15 middle and high school students from Florida and Georgia were on hand with a few Georgia Southern University students.

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