Gary’s own Thea Bowman Elementary School scholars are celebrating a first and second place victory in the MATE/STEMNASIUM Circle City Regional Underwater Robotics Competition.
The competition required that scholars use skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to develop and prototype underwater robotic solutions to solve real-world marine technical problems. The scholars also had to use leadership skills to form a company and present their idea as a viable solution.
In their first year competing against students across the region, Thea Bowman Leadership Academy scholars came out on top with first place in Vehicle Performance and second place in Product Presentation.
The elementary team will now go on to present their viable solution in the 2019 MATE International ROV Competition in June in Kingsport, Tennessee with other scholars from around the globe.