Fall 1999 Physics Lab Project
||Subpremes and the Waterboy
||To Build a Submarine|
Dr. Rex Ramsier allowed his Elementary Physics I Honors class to do
a lab project in place of weekly labs. The class formed groups of
four to five students and each group selected a project to build.
Department donations totaled $80.00 per student which gave a group of five
$400.00 to work with. Our group orignally had five members until
one person dropped the class. Since they dropped the class late in
the semester we were able to use their money towards our project.
We originally considered doing a Magnetic Levitation Train but later opted
to attempt to build a submarine.
Melissa Haglock, Shama Patel, Erin Curtis, Brian Frackelton, and their submarine.
(from left to right)
This website documents how we designed and built the submarine.
It is intended as a resource to anyone else interested in the construction
of an underwater vessel. We were surprised to find virtually no information
on the internet about building a submarine as a class project. This
site's documentation of our project will change that and hopefully act
as a valuable resource for others.
Look What The U.S. Navy Did For Us!
In celebration of the hundredth year anniversary of the United States Submarine and in recognition of our project, the United States Navy sent us for a ride of a lifetime on a real nuclear submarine. You can view pictures of our June 24, 2000 voyage by visiting the link below.
View Pictures From Our Trip on the USS Nebraska
The USS Nebraska, an Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarine
Melissa Haglock, Shama Patel, Erin Curtis, Brian Frackelton, and Dr. Rex Ramsier (from left to right)