Help Nelson teens get to the USA for a science and engineering competition

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Nelson teens want to represent Aotearoa in an International STEM competition in the States. Can you help get them there?

Nelson / Tasman

Caitlin and fellow classmate Thorben (both 15) are heading to Washington D.C. to take part in an International Science and Engineering competition in June.

They designed and built a submersible Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and are the national 'AquaBots' champions for their age group. Both attend Waimea College in Richmond.

The international competition, held at the University of Maryland, involves:

* Designing and building a submersible Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)

* Piloting the ROV through a series of underwater challenges

* In-person presentation explaining their engineering design choices

* Creating a video outlining the team and their design principles

* Creating an in-depth technical design report

You can learn more about the international SeaPerch 2022 competition here:

Two other team mates, Brooke and Izzy, are staying in New Zealand.

Can you help Thorben and Caitlin get to the States to represent Aotearoa in this International STEM competition?

Meredith Rimmer's involvement (page creator)

I am the mum of one of the 15 year olds, Thorben.

Use of funds

Any funds raised will be used on flights and accommodation for Thorben and Caitlin.

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The Results  8 June 2022

Wow! The final results are in for the International SeaPerch competition and our tamariki did AMAZING!! Waimea College Team Narwhal competed against 60 other high school teams from America and around the world. With just weeks to prepare, they placed in the top 10 in 2 out of the 4 categories!

These are their final results:

28th in Engineering Design

5th in Team Video

9th in underwater Mission course

34th in underwater Obstacle course

So proud and grateful for all your support. This truly has been a pivotal learning moment for these young adults, representing Aotearoa on the world stage.

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Lauren on 01 Jun 2022
Awesome work. Enjoy your trip!
Tatsiana on 01 Jun 2022
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Guest Donor on 29 May 2022
Meredith Rimmer

Awesome! Thank you so much!

Meredith Rimmer
Brian Jacobs
Brian Jacobs on 28 May 2022
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Meredith Rimmer

Thanks so much and thanks for your FB shout out too :)

Meredith Rimmer
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Guest Donor on 28 May 2022
Hope you both learn a lot. Congratulations.
Meredith Rimmer

Thank you so so much!! :)

Meredith Rimmer

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This campaign started on 8 May 2022 and ended on 30 Jun 2022.