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Human Powered Submarine

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The Human Powered Submarine team competes every other year in the International Submarine Race. One of the team's missions is to increase public awareness of underwater technology. The subs are timed through a 10-meter section of the Model Basin, an indoor channel usually used by the US Navy to test new ship designs. Teams run the course one at a time, and may take as many turns as time allows over the course of the five-day competition. All of the submarines competing in the ISR are free flooding designs - meaning that there is no air inside the vehicle, so the pilot must use SCUBA gear to breathe during the race.


Leaders: Allison Ward (arward)
Facilities: Elizabeth Callison (elliec)
Faculty Advisor:
Robert Beck (rbeck)
Sponsoring Unit: College of Engineering
Team Email: hps at

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