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Underwater Robotics

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What is Underwater Robotics?

Utah Underwater Robotics (UUR) is an underwater robotics outreach program in Utah middle schools and elementary schools. The program provides students with a hands-on opportunity to build tethered, underwater robots (ROVs), while learning valuable concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). BYU volunteers help the students construct their own ROVs. Through building their own ROVs, middle and elementary school students learn about basic circuits, buoyancy, simple robotics, material science and innovation. In March there is a regional championship where students from local schools have the chance to compete against one another.

To learn more about Utah Underwater Robotics, visit

How do I get involved?

To join us, please complete this online application. For questions, please contact the program directors at

Volunteer Commitment:

We ask volunteers to commit to assisting at a school at least every other week. These visits will typically be an hour long. In addition, we have bi-monthly training meetings where we discuss how to assemble the robots, practice skills such as soldering, and share ideas and experiences with fellow volunteers.


Please complete this mandatory 25 minute Minor Protection Training before you begin working with the children.


Available by email at

Spencer Thompson, Executive Director

Annie O'Bryan

(801) 871-5309