A STEM experiment in informal science education: ROVs and AUVs survey shipwrecks from the American Revolution

  title={A STEM experiment in informal science education: ROVs and AUVs survey shipwrecks from the American Revolution},
  author={Mark R. Patterson and Jeff Elliott and Dr. H. Niebuhr},
  journal={2012 Oceans},
With support from the National Science Foundation, we report on a partnership between an academic institution (College of William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science) and an informal science education facility, the Watermen's Museum (Yorktown, Virginia) that puts professional-grade Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) into the hands of school groups. Our groups use these assets to conduct explorations of shipwreck sites from the last major battle… CONTINUE READING
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