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Student success at international marine engineering competition

Congratulations to the student Warwick Human Powered Submarine Team who were recognised for their work on Godiva Submarine at the International Submarine Races.

The Team competed against students from Universities across the globe virtually and were delighted to receive two ‘Honourable Mentions’ in the ‘Manoeuvring and Control Subsystem Design Challenge’ and the ‘Thrust Production Subsystem Design Challenge’ categories.

Seven final year engineering students from the University of Warwick had taken part, including Gavin Ho; Phil Leiser; Jack Moore; James Grant; Alex Oortman; Karishma Patel and Vivek Suresh-Babu.

The students had access to the engineering research and facilities within Warwick Manufacturing Group’s (WMG) engineering hall, and were supervised by WMG’s Professor Ian Tuersley and Senior Teaching Fellow Nigel Denton.

Professor Ian Tuersley said:

“This is another great result from the Godiva Submarine student team. Once again they have brought back awards from the ISR, in competition against considerably more experienced international institutions. This consolidates the Warwick team as the UK champions in this hotly contended, high-profile event.”

The International Submarine Race competition was created in response to the challenge of shortfall ocean and marine engineering fields, with scientists looming in the near future. The race provides a platform for teams at all grade levels to develop a one or two-person wet submarine. Crew members breathe SCUBA from the air supply carried aboard the submarine and propel the submarine over an underwater course. Each submarine is unique, designed from scratch, and relies upon novel techniques for propulsion and guidance.

You can find out more about the competition and this years award winners here.

The Godiva Submarine is currently displayed, along with other University of Warwick student projects, at the Coventry Transport Museum as part of the ‘Our Future Moves’ exhibition.