FEDERAL WAY, WA (HawaiiNewsNow) - After the Kailua High School underwater robotics team raised the $10,000 it needed to go to an international competition, the team and one of its members are walking away with major awards.
The team competed in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center's 12th Annual student Underwater Robotics Competition, which was held in Federal Way, Washington.
The high school's Robotics Program won the Harry Bohm/Jill Zande "Sharkpedo" Award for innovation and originality-thinking outside the box, in the Ranger Division.
Chris Campos from the Kailua High School Robotics Program also won the Martin Bowen Memorial Inspiration for Future Engineers Award.
More than 50 student teams competed in the compietition and represented middle schools, high schools, home schools, community colleges, universities, after-school clubs, and outreach programs from the U.S., Canada, Venezuela, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macao, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, the UK, Russia, and Egypt.