A special team of Covington High Biology II and Environmental Science students attempted something no other local high school has: the building of a submersible ROV (remote operated vehicle).

The students attended a four-day workshop involving the development, construction, and testing of their ROVs. The workshop was held at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), in Cocodrie. The program was fully funded by a grant provided by the research facility. Under the guidance of marine biologist Dr. Andrew Thaler and head Executive Director of LUMCON, Dr. Craig McClain, the students were given the challenge of building a ROV, constructed to photograph and video the underwater landscape.

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