Year 7 Students win at Subs in Schools State Final

Year 7 students Yangchen, Te Kaea and Aeden competed in the Subs in Schools State Final in Bunbury last week, winning the championship in the mini-ROV category.

The students engineered and fabricated a mini, remotely operated underwater vehicle and competed with it in three categories: Sea Trials, Verbal Presentations and Trade Displays, coming out champions overall.

The Subs in Schools mini-ROV State Championship was presented by the School Pathways Program and supported by WA industry.

The School Pathways Program facilitates learning about complex engineering systems by having students build a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). SUBS in Schools is a cross-curricular integrated STEM project promoting:

• Exploration of real world complex materials and systems engineering problems.

• Integration of mechanical, electronic, radio control and robotic components.

• Integrating a range of digital manufacturing techniques and technologies.

• High level collaboration, teamwork, problem solving and innovation.

• Application of scientific principles including hydro-dynamics, buoyancy, flotation, balance and propulsion.

Well done Team SubSize!

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