June 14, 2013

Ocean Engineering Experience student presentations

Date: Friday, July 19, 2013
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Bldg 1-390

Final presentations by the OEX student teams about their ocean engineering and marine science projects. The OEX challenge this year involves the design and construction of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), modeled after the Sea Perch. The students receive instruction from MIT Sea Grant staff and guest lecturers, who impart vital information on all aspects of building and employing unique ROV designs for solving underwater dilemmas. Teams of four role-play as ROV design firms contracted by the local power plant, Kendall GenOn, which cools its equipment with water from the Charles River and later discharges the hot recirculated water back into the river. The teams are charged with designing a vehicle to help Kendall GenOn test the water quality of various areas of the Charles River potentially affected by the hot water.

A buffet dinner will be served at 6 pm, and the presentations will begin at 6:30 pm in the classroom. Free and open to the public.

Following the presentations, students and their families are welcome to tour the lab and see demonstrations of the underwater vehicles in the tank.