Navy hosts underwater 'glider science' camps

Tuesday - 8/2/2011, 9:32am EDT

Toby Ratcliffe, STEM outreach coordinator, Naval Surface Warfare Center

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The Navy is putting a twist on science class, in hopes of getting kids interested in the field - and maybe even federal careers.

The Navy is teaching middle school students in Alaska about autonomous, underwater gliders, which travel the oceans gathering information about temperature, depth and other measurements.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center is hosting underwater glider science camps as part of its mission to spark interest in science, technology, engineering and math, efforts known as STEM.

Federal News Radio reporter Ruben Gomez spoke with ocean engineer and STEM outreach coordinator Toby Ratcliffe about the camp.

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