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3 Nimitz Teams Sail to National SeaPerch Competition


Irving, Texas. April 4, 2017

Three Nimitz High School teams are headed to the National SeaPerch competition, after making a splash at regional contest on Saturday. The “Sea Sparrow,” “Mjolnir” and “Ragnarok” teams will head to Atlanta at the end of May to represent Nimitz at the national SeaPerch competition.  Additionally, the “Sea Sparrow” team (Tan Hoang, Pedro Gonzalez, Fabian Lopez and Andres Esparza) captured the 1st place overall title. This is the second consecutive year for a Nimitz team to win that title. Members of the “Mjolnir” team are Stacy Ortega, Richard Mau, Kevin Badillo and Jordan Orduno.  “Ragnarok” team members are Damian Espinoza, Jesus Garza, Alberto Torres and Josue Fiallos. 

SeaPerch is a national underwater robotics competition sponsored by the U.S. Navy to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.  The competition is comprised of two underwater events, as well as an engineering notebook/presentation event.  Students are required to build a custom Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) capable of completing a series of challenges, as well as maneuvering through an obstacle course. 

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