By Kimberly Woodruff, Tinker Public Affairs
/ Published February 10, 2014
With the help of their Tinker mentors, Carl Albert Middle School students Matt Salsbury, Gregory Aldridge, Roshan Abhayagoonawardhana and Jakob Carlson, from left, work together to maneuver their SeaPerch Remotely Operated Vehicle through obstacles set up in the Midwest City YMCA pool last week. Watching the students are Don Arrowood, B-52 Program Office; Rich Desmond, 555th Software Maintenance Group; and Jeff Catron, Air Force Sustainment Center Engineering Directorate. (Air Force photo by Micah Garbarino)
Rhett Butler, with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s E3-AWACS Division, helps Sophia Smith, Hayley Allen and Elexis Speers, all eighth graders from Carl Albert Middle School, put the finishing touches on their SeaPerch ROV. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)
2nd Lt. Jeff Desroches, with the 423rd Supply Chain Management Squadron, helps Kyle Teel and Hunter Wood, both eighth graders, with their SeaPerch ROV.SeaPerch is an underwater robotics program that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics curriculum and pairs students with mentors to learn more about the STEM concepts. Students from Carl Albert Middle School and mentors from Tinker worked together with Starbase Oklahoma to make this character and career-building program successful.