Glacier High School - Altum Operations


Team Name:Altum Operations

Organization: Glacier High School

Competition Class: RANGER

Regional:Northern California - Monterey

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What were the other options for your team’s name?  If there was only ever the one option for your name, what is the origin of your team’s name?

Altum Operations has been our only option for our team name. It’s been our team name for nearly four years, originating after a discussion on cool Latin names for our team. Altum means “Deep Water” in Latin. The name “Altum Ops” was given to our team on November 3rd, 2016, and later transitioned to Altum Operations.

What word/phrase is most often heard when your team is working on your ROV?


Which job or thing your team has to do is the hardest? Why?

The hardest job is keeping our team focused.

What is your team's go-to snack food(s)?


What was the most celebrated/happiest/best/epic moment of success making your ROV?

Letting the ROV sit at the bottom of the pool for an hour without the tube leaking.

What was your most memorable challenge/complete fail in building your ROV? 

During one of our earlier years, we forgot to seal the watertight tube on our ROV, and it filled with water.

What "theme" – the scientific or physical problem to be addressed with an ROV task – would you most like to see included in future competition missions?

A theme related to Hawaii :)

What innovation do you think would completely change how ROVs solve problems in the future?

Wireless control for the ROVs.

If you could swap ROVs with any team – past or present – what team would it be?

We would swap our 2016 ROV with the Seal Team Scalyr 2019 ROV. Ideally we would our ROV with the BlueRobotics BlueROV2 with Newton Gripper.

If your team had/has one, what is your team’s “theme song”?

"Can't Stop" by Red Hot Chili Peppers/p>