Our vision is to work towards creating a sustainable, nationwide program that sparks excitement for learning about marine environments in particular and science and engineering in general.

About Oceans and Robotics, Inc.

Our vision is to work towards creating a sustainable, nationwide program that sparks excitement for learning about marine environments in particular and science and engineering in general.

OUR WORK

Since 2014 Ocean and Robotics, Inc. has

  • inspired 612 campers
  • granted 49 scholarships
  • provided paid internships to 49 students
  • trained 15 high school student volunteers
  • provided camps to 7 communities
  • participated in numerous community sponsored events

Seafloor Science & ROV Camps

Ocean and Robotics Inc. proudly supports The Seafloor Science and Remotely Operated Vehicle Summer Day Camp

Motivated by the desire to address today’s technological workforce needs, SS-ROV Camp was started in 2013 trough the collaborative efforts of Dr. Geoff Wheat and his team of program developers. Since then the camps have:

  • inspired 612 campers
  • granted 50 scholarships
  • provided paid internship to 64 students
  • trained 15 high school student volunteers
  • provided camps to 7 US locations
We strive that children, especially those form families with few resources gain access to the opportunities our STEM camps offer. Our goal is to bring SS-ROV camps to low income school districts at very affordable tuition rates.

Ocean and Robotics Paid Internship and High School Student Volunteer Program

Our interns and volunteers learn in many different capacities. Some are directly involved with the Seafloor Science & ROV camps, while others work independently on various science projects. Students may gain experience in teaching, curriculum development, data collection and analysis utilizing ROVs or a combination of the above. Our new project involves the manufacture and use of remotely-controlled boats that become autonomous vehicles for collection of continuous measurement or the generation of bathymetric maps.  These vehicles were designed to provide hands-on, project based activities that engage students in hypothesis development, sampling methods, and data management, aquisition, and analysis.

Internship and High School Volunteer Program

Ocean and Robotics Paid Internship and High School Student Volunteer Program

Our interns and volunteers learn in many different capacities. Some are directly involved with the Seafloor Science & ROV camps, while others work independently on various science projects. Students may gain experience in teaching, curriculum development, data collection and analysis utilizing ROVs or a combination of the above. Our new project involves the manufacture and use of remotely-controlled boats that become autonomous vehicles for collection of continuous measurement or the generation of bathymetric maps.  These vehicles were designed to provide hands-on, project based activities that engage students in hypothesis development, sampling methods, and data management, aquisition, and analysis.

STEM Outreach Program

Schools lack hands-on engineering modules that are connected to scientific themes. Our K – 6 Grade STEM program blends formal classroom instructional activities with hands-on skill development in a team-based setting. the program encourages interactive participation in the design and development of simple robotic and sensor systems through project-based learning. Oceans and Robotics Inc. has carried out  5-days, 50 minute per day trial programs at the Bridport Central School in Vermont and the International School of Monterey, California. Though in it’s infancy, the program shows great promise but it’s launch is dependent on your support.

BOARD MEMBERS

BOARD MEMBERS

Meet our board

Dr. C. Geoffrey Wheat

Research Professor at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and Adjunct Scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Dr. Wheat is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and the University of Washington.

Dr. Russell McDuff

Professor Emeritus, UW School of Oceanography.

Dr. Julie Huber

Professor of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

William Kirkwood

Senior Research and Development Engineer, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

C. Michael Pinto

Chief Financial Officer of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

Board of Directors Elkhorn Slough Foundation.