CRLS Science Teacher Paul McGuinness is proud to announce that the CRLS Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) team has placed 2nd out of 21 competing teams in the M.A.T.E. New England regional competition this past Saturday at Mass Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay.
The 1st place team was High Technology High School from New Jersey.
“This is a HUGE accomplishment considering the resources and quality of teams competing from six states,” said Mr. McGuiness. “Our second place finish qualifies the CRLS Underwater ROV team to compete in the International ROV competition in June, also at Mass Maritime. This is the CRLS Underwater ROV program’s 4th time in qualifying for the National or International Underwater ROV Competition, of which we have won twice and placed in the third.”
“I am (and we all should be) so proud of our students who have met many times afterschool and over vacation and persevered through all sorts of mechanical and design issues to perform at the highest levels and show that they are among the best in the region!” Mr. McGuiness said.
Team members include: Captain: Daniel Kim, Hannah Malenfant, Tanmoy Barua, Alex Chiclana, Simran Dhillon, Jason Richardson, Roland Hence, and Rishi Patel.
So if you see any of these students in the halls of the school or around town, please congratulaton them and give them a high five to recognize a superlative effort.
Mr. McGuiness said this achievement would not have been possible without the expertise of Mr. Keith Russell, a CRLS parent, who was an invaluable source of guidance and tutoring to the team, Ms. Donna Cameron from the Cambridge Recreation Dept, who went out of her way to get us access to the pool for some critical testing. Draper Labs have also been a continued source of support and guidance. The team thanks you all!
And now it’s on to Internationals!!!