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COAST GUARD ACADEMY ROBOTICS ON THE WATER (CGAROW)
The Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) is a rigorous yet rewarding summer program for high school juniors interested in serving their country and exploring a technical degree. For six action-packed days, participants are immersed in Coast Guard Academy life – rising early, studying, creating, and competing – testing mind, body, and soul while making lifelong friends.

The Coast Guard Academy Robotics On the Water (CGAROW) competition is the “final exam” of AIM week, challenging students to build an operational floating craft capable of performing specific Coast Guard missions. Points are accumulated throughout the day-long competition until the highest scoring team prevails. 

Mobile CGAROW is an engineering-oriented off-campus program that exposes high school students and their teachers to the Coast Guard Academy and the opportunities available within the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines. This immersive one-day program is designed to demonstrate that engineering can be thrilling and to inspire participants to consider a STEM degree.