Our program is designed to teach children the science of underwater vehicles and hydrodynamic principles. It is designed to be hands-on and interactive, including university faculty, graduate students, research staff, teachers, and students alike. We have divided the program into three parts, or dives. Dive One consists of a classroom visit to introduce the basics and motivate the material we will be discussing. During Dive Two, the classroom students construct their own submarine. Dive Three is a field trip to the University of Hawaii swimming pool, where children meet the Omni-Directional Intelligent Navigator (ODIN) face to face. ODIN is an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) built and maintained by the Autonomous Systems Laboratory at the University of Hawaii.


If you are interested in the details of this program, please download the information brochure with attached photo library. These link to  PDF documents that provide information and pictures from a pilot program performed in March 2005 at the Montessori Community School in Honolulu, HI. If you are interested in a brief scope of the program, please read the following summaries and view the Hydrodynamics Poster below. This is the guide for the classroom activities of the program.

Contact Information:

Monique Chyba

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Department of Mathematics

2565 McCarthy Mall

Honolulu, HI 96816

Office: Keller 311

Phone: (808) 956-8464

Email: mchyba@math.hawaii.edu

Fax: (808) 956-9139

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Robo-Nemo is a program designed to introduce young students to the science of underwater technology. This program was designed at the University of Hawaii by Monique Chyba (Department of Mathematics) and Ryan N. Smith (Department of Ocean & Resources Engineering). Through this program, students experience the unique opportunity of being in contact with research scientists in an academic setting.