Underwater Innovative Vehicle Design Challenge

Challenging students to engineer for the marine environment.

Square One’s Underwater Innovative Vehicle Design project challenges students to engineer for the marine environment. The real world application of underwater robotics makes this a very relevant student project. 

Student teams must design and build their underwater remotely operated vehicle  (ROV) to accomplish a variety of tasks in a given amount of time. Student teams will compete in vehicle performance, engineering and craftsmanship, design innovation, ambassadorship, and presentation categories.  

Join the challenge. 

Student teams compete at the annual IVD Challenge Day for awards in performance, engineering, craftsmanship, design, innovation, ambassadorship, presentation and more.

The annual IVD Registration Fee includes:

  • Access to all project resources (Project Parameters, all presentations, parts lists, instructional videos, etc)
  • Participation in all Underwater IVD Competitions
  • Ongoing tech support from IVD Project Specialist
  • On-site tech support available on request
  • Access to private site for networking & tech support

All Square One IVD Teams are eligible for the 99h Grant Program from the Michigan Department of Education.  The 99h program provides funding for registration fees, base vehicles, tools & supplies, “build budget”, food & travel, and teacher stipends.  Estimated cost to field an Underwater IVD Team is $2000-$2500 plus the registration fee ($1500 Rookie / $500 Veteran) paid to Square One ($2500 – $4000 total).

    Register Here.

    Sign up your team today!

    “I am so proud to be a part of the Square One Education Network because it has further influenced my interest in engineering as a whole. I am always happy when I go to competition, whether we win or not because I believe that’s what Square One Education Network values, is for the up and coming engineers to have a wonderful experience involving engineering!”

    C. Grant, Oak Park High School

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