Underwater Robot Exhibit Held at Sam Houston High School
November 26, 2012
Sam Houston Math, Science, and Technology Center recently hosted an underwater robot exhibit known as SEATIGER at its campus.
In collaboration with Sam Houston’s FIRST Robotics Team 4280 Engine and SEATIGER, robotics sponsor and physics teacher Leslie Constant led efforts to bring the exhibit to Sam Houston. Constant said she thought the exhibit would not only promote the school but would pique her students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
“We want our students to be the problem solvers of tomorrow, and it is up to us to create those opportunities of inspiration for our students,” Constant said. “This desire is aligned with our school’s vision of Math, Science, and Technology.”
Student Michael Gonzalez said the event was inspirational and he was thrilled to have the opportunity to see engineering and technology come to life. “This could inspire high school students to major in math or science in college and to be innovators of the future,” Gonzalez said. “This makes me more excited to major in engineering.”
The Subsea Tieback Foundation (STF) was the organization that sponsors and owns the SEATIGER. One of the main goals of the SEATIGER was to excite students while teaching them basic concepts about STEM. Two engineers at Chevron created it as their senior year project while at Louisiana State University. The robot is used to create outreach opportunities for communities in hopes of inspiring and educating students about STEM.