LEHI — About 450 elementary and middle school children demonstrated their underwater robot engineering skills Wednesday for the annual Utah Underwater Robotics competition.
Hosted by BYU’s Splash Lab, the competition at the Lehi Legacy Center featured students from 15 Utah schools navigating self-built robots through underwater obstacle courses.
In its second year, the Utah Underwater Robotics program teaches schoolchildren valuable STEM concepts through the mentoring of BYU students.
Utah’s competition is one of the largest in the nation and feeds into the national SeaPerch program. The program was originally founded by a grant from the Office of Naval Research, while this year a group of local companies, including US synthetic, Hill Air Force Base and BYU, are providing the funding.
- Idea for Burt's Bees land to become park...
- Top 7 money-saving tips for summer travel
- South Jordan mother spends days caring for...
- Repo man charged with manslaughter in...
- Report: Tourism spending in Utah grew to...
- Herbert appoints new 3rd District Court judge
- Polygamous food stamp fraud trial pushed back...
- Bomb threats called in to 2 Utah schools
- Are Utahns tiring of Mitt Romney... 105
- Utah and 10 states sue Obama... 40
- Teacher on leave after telling students... 33
- Hatch steadfast in holding up Supreme... 17
- Skateboarder dies after being shot in... 10
- Utah lawsuit challenges porn filter fees 9
- Salt Lake's next skyscraper? Proposed... 9
- IRS scam goes far beyond a phone call... 8