Science chicks engineer underwater vehicle: District 57 club emboldens girls with STEM focus

The Science Chicks, a new club in Mount Prospect School District 57, designed, built and then tested a remote operating vehicle in a recent competition, living the goal of getting more girls interested in science and technology careers. The March contest at the University of Illinois at Chicago involved 26 teams from the area completing various underwater missions as part of "The Great Lakes" theme. They picked up items from the bottom of a pool's floor, just as their ROVs would retrieve pieces of shipwrecks.