The remotely operated underwater vehicle team at the California Academy of Mathematics and Science placed third worldwide during a recent competition in Kingsport, Tenn.
The team qualified for the international Marine Advanced Technology Education competition by winning a regional event in May.
CAMS has progressed to the international round three years in a row with improvement each time. Team members include CEO Jiajer Ho, Lead Programmer Isaac Addis, Frank Chaqueco, Alexander Vazquez, Aarya Topiwala, Matias Vergara, Jared Arbolario and Kyle Garcia Takata.
The students were invited to compete against the college level students as a result of winning third place at the high school level, said CAMS computer science teacher Sandra James.
“It should be an exciting and fun adventure for them,” she said.