We would like to thank everyone who supported our efforts this year. The 2013 Expedition to Palau was a huge success. Please continue to follow our Facebook page for updates as we prepare for our 2014 Expedition to Palau. We will be shutting down this site today. Once again thank all of you for all of your support.
Our Expedition is going great in Palau. We have had the ROV down to 121 feet and spent up to 3 hours at a time surveying the ocean bottom. We have two more days of searching left to do. This is a new image of the Corsair. We test dove this as our first dive this year. We got the chance to dive it with the president of Palau.
Just got word that we will be diving the Corsair crash site with the President of Palau!
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We are about as ready as we can get. Meeting at the high school at 0830. Depart for Detroit at 0930. Flight to Tokyo-Narita at 1350. Arrive Koror, Palau 2330, March 22nd.
$900 to go. We leave tomorrow morning.
What does the President of Palau, The Discovery Channel, mid-Michigan businesses, and an international foundation have in common? They all want to talk to these kids; this group of Stockbridge High School Robotics students are making their second trip to the remote island of Palau.
Here is a photo of the new towed camera system we will be taking to Palau.
6 Days until we leave for Palau.
We would like to thank everyone who has donated to help us on our trip. 7 Days until we leave for Palau. We still need to raise $1,270.
We still need to raise $1,820 for ground transportation in Palau. A van is needed to get the Capitol , Embassy and the schools in Palau. As well as transporting equipment and personnel. 8 days to go.
9 days until we leave for Palau. Be sure to follow us on Facebook.
Less than $2,000 needed. These students set a goal of raising $20,000 outside of our grant writing to help pay for the team expenses in Palau. Help them reach their goal.
We're getting closer! A big thank you to everyone who is helping us out.
The kids still need to raise $2,600 for their Expedition to Palau.
14 Days until we leave for Palau. Watch this video to meet the Students on the Engineering Team.
15 Days until the team leaves for Palau.
The kids still need to raise $3,155 before they leave on March 21, 2013. Learn about their project from FOX 47 News in Lansing, Michigan.
P-MAN XV (2013)
The P-MAN XV (2013) expedition is planned from
15 March - 15 April
P-MAN stands for Palau - Marine, Army Air Force, Navy. XV means this is the fifteenth expedition since we started numbering them (in 1999).
While the team is in the field, you can read Progress Reports that we'll try to post as close to daily as possible.
A few months after completion of the 2013 expeditions, you'll be able to come back here to read the P-MAN XV final report. Be patient.
Click here to read the regular progress reports as they're posted during this year's expedition.
Plans for the 2013 expedition
The team will be presenting at the Henrietta Branch of the Jackson District Library on Monday, March 4th, 5PM to 6 PM. Stop by and meet the team before they leave for Palau.
The team will be leaving for Palau in 20 days. We still need to raise $3,255 to reach our goal.
The team still needs to raise about $5,000. The team is hosting a movie night fundraiser on Feb 27th at the NEO Center in Lansing.
Updated video clip. Mr. Richards may now be able to edit video...Now the students have some catching up to do!
The team still needs to raise about $5,000. The students have paid for their airlines tickets. They now need to cover their expenses in Palau.
We're almost there. Please help us reach our goal by the end year. Donations are tax deductible.
Be sure to come to the teams movie night fundraiser tonight at 7PM. Heritage Elementary School, Stockbridge, Michigan.
We would like to thank Peak Manufacturing Inc. for becoming a Gold Sponsor of the Stockbridge Advanced Underwater Robotics Team.
Remember to come out to our Movie Night on November 9th, 7 PM at Heritage Elementary School.
We would like to thank everone who has donated . So far we have raised $5,455 .00 towards our goal of $20,000. The team is also selling the documentary "Last Flight Home" for $20 each. All proceeds go towards funding the 2013 Expedition to Palau
The team will be presenting at the Shipwrecks and Technology Conferenace in Muskegon, Michigan Tomorrow at 1 PM.
We would like to thank everyone who has donated so far. We will be hosting a movie night and silent auction fundraiser on Friday, November 9th. We will show the documentary "Last Flight Home" about the search for MIAs in the Palau Islands by the BentProp Project.
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Please continue to show your support for the 2013 mission to Palau by donating to the Stockbridge Advanced Underwater Robotics Team.
The Stockbridge Advanced Underwater Robotics Team will be presenting in front of the Huron Scuba tomorrow evening.
The Stockbridge Advanced Underwater Robotics will travel to find missing airmen in the Western Pacific Ocean this March and April. Please show your support by donating to their cause.
The Stockbridge Advanced Underwater Robotics will endeavor to find missing airmen in the Western Pacific Ocean this March and April. Please show your support by donating to their cause.
Please help the Stockbridge Advanced Underwater Robotics search for America's missing airmen in the Western Pacific Ocean. If you are unable to donate at this time please share this message with your friends and visit us on facebook.
Please help the Stockbridge ROV Team travel to Palau March 21 to April 6 2013 to conduct our underwater search mission to locate a B-24 Bomber and her 8 missing crewmembers. Our goal is to 1000 people to donate $20 each to help with our travel expenses.
Help the S.H.S. Underwater Robotics team return to Palau in March of 2013. We will be returning to Palau to search for aircrews missing in action since WW II.
This years mission is to search for the last missing B-24 "Liberator" bomber and her crew. Based on our students' success last year, the BentProp Project asked that we return with our improved Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle or ROV and our towed camera array to help search for and record images of downed aircraft in Republic of Palau. When obtained, the images will be used to identify the aircraft and then her crew. The BentProp Project is a non-profit organization that travels to the Island Nation of Palau each year in search of downed aircraft and missing aircrews from World War II. Information related to The BentProp project can be found at bentprop.org
We are seeking $20,000.00 to continue our ongoing project through the purchase of reusable ROV components, audiovisual equipment and travel expenses. We are planning to return to Palau 25 March through 6 April 2013.
If you would like to donate by check, you can still do that. Please mail your donation to:
Stockbridge High School
ATTN: Robotics Team
416 N. Clinton St.
Stockbridge, MI 49285