...underwater  investigation, innovation, education

Local Marina Project

After winning 3rd place in the 2021 Waterway Cleanup Challenge, the local Port director asked us if we could help out inspecting pilings at the local Marina and determine the depth of the water. We attached a compass and underwater camera to our existing ROV to record underwater activity and to permit real-time observation by the team on the dock. With this set-up we were able to inspect the pilings to make sure the bases were stable. 

Marina depths ranged from 2 feet (dark red) at the entrance to the marina to nearly 12 feet (yellow) at the Southeast corner. Excursions displayed out towards the river channel show depths of 40 feet. Pool level was assumed to be greater than 3 feet.

The data was gathered by a Humminbird Helix 7 Mega SI GPS Ge fishfinder sonar and plotted with the Humminbird AutoChart Pro program.

Robotics Class: A prototype of the micro-ROV that students will learn how to assemble and operate is shown. 

Engaging Students from Elementary and Middle School

Boys and Girls Club of the Lewis Clark Valley: 

Monthly Stem Night at the local B&G Club: Shown here is a pH-experiment using red cabbage juice.

At the 2022 LCSC Creator Fair 

Poster presented at the 2022 LCSC Creator Fair

Representation of ECH-Science at Local Fairs and Clubs

Lewis-Clark State College Creator Fair

We were very excited for the opportunity to display our accomplishments at the 2022 LC State Creator Fair. 

Fundraising at Local Clubs and Businesses

At the Lions Club

Future Plans