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Roboticist coaches middle school team to victory

San Diego, Calif., Sept. 23, 2020-- A team of middle and high school students from San Diego made history when they became the youngest team ever to win the annual RoboSub International underwater robotics competition. The team has been coached by Jack Silberman, a lecturer in UC San Diego’s Contextual Robotics Institute, for the past decade.

The competition was held virtually this year, but that didn’t stop Team Inspiration from earning 1st place in the overall standings, as well as 1st place for their technical design report and website, and 2nd place for their video.

Silberman said he hopes seeing the team’s success will encourage other STEM professionals to get involved in outreach activities with young students.

Learn more about Team Inspiration in this 10 News video: