Indian Head, Maryland – Twelve high school students with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division’s (NSWC IHD) Naval Energetics Technology Apprenticeship Program (NETAP) recently braved brutal temperatures during the program’s underwater robotics competition at the Naval Support Facility Indian Head’s Aquatics Center. The competition was the culmination of the high school students’ three-week summer internship with NSWC IHD.
NETAP provides students an opportunity to engage in a hands-on internship to develop their engineering skills. Over the course of this multi-week program, the students bolstered their tooling, soldering and programming skills by building miniature unmanned underwater vehicles. NETAP participants also received a $900 stipend to compensate for their time spent on the program.