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Engineering Discovery Days

Each year, the UWROV team participates in the UW’s Engineering Discovery Days, an annual event dating back to 1915 where the engineering departments at the University of Washington show their work to the community.

Medina Days

In Summer of 2015, the UWROV team hosted a booth at Medina Days in the nearby Seattle suburb of Medina on the east side of Lake Washington. Medina is home to residents Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.

Exploring Campus Storm Drain

The team took an ROV 100 feet (30 meters) into a prohibition-era storm drain on campus.

An ROV and all the necessary support equipment is set up on a dock next to the storm drain’s outlet.

Analog video shows the brick walls of the storm drain, illuminated only by the LED lights of the ROV.

Seattle Aquarium

In 2016, the UWROV team demonstrated their ROV in the Seattle Aquarium.

Divers Institute of Technology

The UWROV team has done periodic testing at the Divers Institute of Technology on north Lake Union in Seattle.

The team uses a moon pool in one of the barges at Divers Institute.

In preparation for the 2015 regional competition, the team tests Admare at night at Divers Institute.

Boeing Museum of Flight

In Summer of 2017, the oceanography department exhibited a build-your-own ROV exhibit at the Boeing Museum of Flight in Seattle.

The UW exhibited under the wing of a Lockheed 1049G Super Constellation. Notice the Boeing 737 taking off in the background.

A UWROV team member stands in front of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress. The B-29 was the first aircraft to use guns fired from remote control, a requirement due to its pressurized cabin and a predecessor to remote control of ROVs.

In this 10-second video, an F/A-18 Hornet lands behind the UW exhibit.

Seaperch Competition

Two UWROV team members volunteer at the 2018 NRD Seattle Regional Competition which took place on the UW Campus.

A view of the Hec Edmondson Pavilion Husky Pool, the older and smaller of the two recreational pools on campus. The competition is just beggining, with volunteers in the water setting up props.