Underwater Robotics Program
Dive deep into underwater robotics at Shedd Aquarium! A suite of programs introduces teachers and students to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) principles through the development and application of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to investigate aquatic environments.
Registration for the 2019-2020 club is closed
Teachers with students in grades 6-12
Chicago Public Schools clubs: Free
Non-CPS clubs: $250
The Underwater Robotics Club provides educators with the knowledge, materials (an ROV kit worth $1,000) and support to run their own after-school robotics clubs. The program culminates in a fun-filled poolside event where teachers and students can test their ROVs. Afterward, Shedd holds the annual Shedd Midwest Regional Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) ROV Competition, open to middle and high school underwater robotics clubs.
- First teacher PD: Saturday, October 5th, 2019
- Second teacher PD: Saturday, January 11th, 2020
- Club Celebration: Saturday, March 28th, 2020
- MATE Regional Competition: Saturday, April 25th, 2020
- ROV Field Trip Day: Saturday, June 6th, 2020
The Underwater Robotics Club is generously funded, in part, by The Motorola Solutions Foundation and by The Best Buy Foundation.
Depths of Discovery: Shedd’s Underwater ROV Program
Thousands of students have partnered with Shedd Aquarium to learn about robotics, STEM careers and ways in which underwater robots can help humanity reach new depths of discovery and exploration.Read More , on the Depths of Discovery: Shedd’s Underwater ROV Program page
Visit marinetech.org for Shedd Midwest Regional MATE ROV Competition fees.
Included in Registration
ROV kit, curricula, teacher/club leader training, club support and club event (including bus funding, t-shirts and lunch).
Email [email protected].
If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, impairment, or other need related to your experience please let us know via phone or email: 312-692-3333 or [email protected]