“I am truly thankful for the opportunity given to our students by the Shedd Aquarium. Each of our students has been able to perform tasks that professional engineers and scientists experience in their work. The experience gained from designing, soldering, testing, succeeding, and even failing at times has truly been memorable. As the students are nearing the Shedd ROV Celebration, I am hopeful that each student has walked away with knowledge and skills that they would not have received in a traditional classroom. Hopefully, this opportunity has inspired our students to further explore the fields of science and engineering in high school, college, and beyond,” he said.
And while the group isn’t competing in robotics competitions this year, they did get a little extra help from a seasoned champ. Eric Gamboa from Brother Rice High School was incredibly generous to offer his time and knowledge in helping the group through the construction of our first ROV. On Friday, March 9th, he visited with our students throughout the entire afternoon and provided them with tips and ideas.