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Our team is a community of passionate and innovative engineering students from all disciplines, who come together each year to design, build, and race a human powered submarine. This June, we will travel to Carderock, Maryland to compete against teams from around the world in the International Submarine Races. In the last two years, we've placed among the top 3 teams in the world. Now this year, with a unique new sub, we are aiming to finally take home the ISR trophy, and only your support can make this possible.


Our Story

For 2017, the UW Human Powered Submarine Team has an exciting new project: a two-person submarine with a wooden hull. While this submarine is unlike any of the team's work in recent years, it also represents a return to our roots. UW's very first human powered submarine, built in 1989, also had 2 pilots and wood construction. 

We partnered with the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding to construct this year's hull. The level of craftsmanship they've brought to the project is immediately evident, and serves as inspiration for each of us. In addition to its beauty, the western red cedar and khaya mahogany hull provides natural buoyancy and improved rigidity over last year's carbon fiber hull. The natural buoyancy helps to counteract the weight of the submarine's internal systems, which means that less foam is required inside the submarine to achieve neutral buoyancy.

This year, our team of dedicated engineers is combining advanced engineering with traditional craftsmanship, and aiming to take home the International Submarine Races (ISR) trophy in the process.


The Road to ISR 14

From optimization and fabrication of our hull design, to countless hours of design work, it's been a long path to get ready for the 14th International Submarine Races. Full immersion in the engineering process is a key part of what makes our project such an irreplaceable experience for every team member.


The hours we spend in the machine shop provide engaging hands-on experience not attainable in a classroom setting.


Annual Costs for 2017


The team has calculated a cost of $35,000 for the year. We've covered part of this through securing sponsorships from local engineering companies, as well as support from our school, but we need your help to get the rest of the way there. The chart above gives an overview of our team's expenses, and the suggested donation levels on the right show a few of the ways we'll be able to use the money you help us raise with this USEED campaign.

Your support is essential in enabling us to take our team and our year's work to Maryland this June for ISR 14. 


Who We Are

Our team is a diverse and talented group of just under 50 students from every engineering discipline on campus. The UW Human Powered Submarine team fosters an inclusive environment and operates on the belief that every student should have the opportunity to explore their interests with a project like ours.



UW HPS team members at the European International Submarine Races in July 2016.


Our Future

The team shows off the new wooden hull at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival.

We're focused on steadily growing and developing our team; aiming to build on our success in recent years and ensure that we can continue to develop world-class engineers for years to come.

Achieving this goal requires careful planning, successful fundraising, and long-term vision. We're always working to refine our team's organization, provide the best experience for members, and advance our team's engineering capabilities.


Take a look at this article in the Port Townsend leader, about our team's collaboration with the Northwest School of Wooden boatbuilding!


Check out the video below for more information about last summer's competition, and our team's partnership with the UW Applied Physics Lab:

Campaign Extension (and submarine pics)! 

  Published on Wednesday, Jun. 7, 2017 at 06:57 AM (PDT)

Hi everyone,

Thank you so much for all of your support! It's been an exciting and busy month for the Human Powered Submarine team, and we couldn't have made it to this point without you. We're just about ready to pack everything up and ship the sub to Maryland, and we've also nearly reached our USEED fundraising goal! Fortunately, we were able to extend our campaign for ONE more week to help get the last 10% of the way. Please continue to donate, and share our campaign with friends and family to help us get there!

-Connor

P.S. We recently had a great time showing off our hard work at our annual Christening ceremony. Here's a photo from the event with (almost) all of the team leads for both this year and next year:

And one with a better view of the whole sub:

 



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Kevin Castro-Siguenza

Craig Tibke

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Linda Burns Herman

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Gavin Denzer

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Jamie Traeger

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Susan Miller

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Trevor Harrison

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Janelle Markovich

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Thomas Gentsch

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Rhonda Wiest

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BENTLEY ALTIZER

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Robby Oylear

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Khaja Ahmed

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Shanna Van Vessem

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Kristine Zerr

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Michael Chapman

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GRACE NAGAMATSU

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David Gentsch

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Susan Miller

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Ryan Melton

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Courtney Moy

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Tim Wood

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Mary Hammond

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Paul McKee

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Haley Perrine

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Sabin Jafri

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Jenn Heller

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Katherine Forbush

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Craig Hill

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CL Dahl

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Oliver and Irene Oshiro

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Michael Wotring

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Marilee Wood

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Janet Cannon

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Diane Nave

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Elizabeth Costello

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Albert Campbell

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Jennifer Campbell

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Janet Hughes

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Mary Cook

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Judy Bryant

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Shannon HARRIS

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Frank Rosumny

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Holly Harris

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James Skeel

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Gary Cordingly

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Terril Perrine

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ALEXIS HALL

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Bruce Metzger

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Mike Picatti

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Lisa Picatti

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Kira Smith

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Susan Lochmiller

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Debra Burt

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Stephen Higgins

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Dwayme Pitre

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Terrance Costello

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Jennifer Raines

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Shannon Robinson

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Lori VanderZanden

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Gene Farrell

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John Burt

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Linda Zacharin

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Kelly Honig

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Kathryn Fine

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Alan Zacharin

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Jim Hatfield

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Arthur Belendiuk

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Jack Gentsch

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Charlene Kelley

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Miles Logsdon

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C. Baij

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Serena Allendorfer

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Vivian Toyohara Katagiri

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Arthur Campbell

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Nuts and Bolts

Give $10

Building a submarine requires lots of parts, big and small. Every little bit helps!

Roll of 3D printing filament

Give $20

We 3D print our components to validate our designs before manufacturing and installing them. This crucial step requires a lot of material!

Pool Time

Give $50

Our team needs to rent out a local pool in order to complete basic testing and ballasting, which is an essential step in preparing for competition. Help cover our pool rental, and you'll be a key part of ensuring that our sub performs at it's best!

Control Servo

Give $100

Our electronics team uses powerful servo motors to turn the control surfaces and steer the submarine. Help our sub navigate with grace and precision, by covering the cost of a motor!

Carbon Fiber and Composite Materials

Give $250

This year, we're making several carbon fiber components, including propeller blades, stabilizing fins, and a tail cone. You can help cover the cost of these advanced materials, and boost the submarine's performance!

Fly a team member to ISR

Give $600

We'll need lots of hands at the International Submarine Races in Maryland to ensure our submarine is at peak performance. Covering a member's flight is a huge help for us!

ISR entry fee

Give $1,000

We can't race our sub this summer without supporting the race organizers and paying our entry fees. You could be the one to make our team's appearance possible!

Transport the Submarine to ISR

Give $3,500

Shipping a 16-ft long submarine across the country, along with dive gear and tools, is no easy task. A gift like this is a huge step toward realizing our team's dream.