The Kimball Union Academy Impact team has decided to conduct a project to help identify dangerous, invasive aquatic plants in bodies of water in New Hampshire. The goal of the 2015 Fall Trimester is to explore the expansive fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by creating an ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) that will benefit not only the academy, but the New Hampshire wildlife environment as well.
The invasive plant that the team is working to
identify is watermilfoil (Myriophyllum).
Each student was assigned to one or more of the following teams: research, chaise and propulsion, sensor and controls, outreach, and project management. This ensures that each student has tasks to complete, according to the gantt chart drafted at the beginning of the school term.
The team meets in the Maker Space during the afterschool activity period, and is supervised by Mr. Roemer and Mr. Hastings.