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Underwater Dreams
« on: May 27, 2014, 07:55:11 PM »
Underwater Dreams, narrated by Michael Peña, is the true story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build underwater robots. And go up against MIT in the process.

This is how it transpired: two energetic high school science teachers, on a whim, decided to enter their high school, a Title I school where most of the students live in poverty, into a sophisticated robot competition sponsored by NASA and the Office of Naval Research Research,, among others. Only four boys signed up for the competition, but once assembled, the boys, with enthusiasm and verve, started calling oceanic engineers and military contractors for design help. They were advised that their underwater robot would require glass syntactic flotation foam. Short on money, all they could afford was PVC pipe from Home Depot. And some duct tape. After a few test runs of their robot, the team was confident that they would not come in last, so they all piled into a beat up van to head to the venue for the competition…
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