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The Resource Spare parts : four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American dream, Joshua Davis

Spare parts : four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American dream, Joshua Davis

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Spare parts : four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American dream
Title
Spare parts
Title remainder
four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Davis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Relates how four undocumented Mexican immigrants in Arizona put together an underwater robot from scavenged parts and went on to win the National Underwater Robotics Competition at UC Santa Barbara
  • Four undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest ... and a major motion picture. In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended an underfunded public high school. No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much, but two inspiring science teachers had convinced these impoverished, undocumented kids from the desert who had never even seen the ocean that they should try to build an underwater robot. And build a robot they did. Their robot wasn't pretty, especially compared to those of the competition. They were going up against some of the best collegiate engineers in the country, including a team from MIT backed by a $10,000 grant from ExxonMobil. The Phoenix teenagers had scraped together less than $1,000 and built their robot out of scavenged parts. This was never a level competition, and yet, against all odds ... they won! But this is just the beginning for these four, whose story--which became a key inspiration to the DREAMers movement--will go on to include first-generation college graduations, deportation, bean-picking in Mexico, and service in Afghanistan. Joshua Davis's Spare Parts is a story about overcoming insurmountable odds and four young men who proved they were among the most patriotic and talented Americans in this country--even as the country tried to kick them out
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Joshua
Dewey number
629.8/9207973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
TJ211.26
LC item number
.D38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robotics
  • Remote submersibles
  • Mexican American boys
  • Mexican Americans
  • Phoenix (Ariz.)
  • Mexican Americans
Label
Spare parts : four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American dream, Joshua Davis
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Introduction -- One -- Two -- Three -- Four -- Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn879662295
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition, 2014.
Extent
xii, 224 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374183370
Lccn
2014018569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o879662295
  • (OCoLC)879662295
Label
Spare parts : four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American dream, Joshua Davis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Introduction -- One -- Two -- Three -- Four -- Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn879662295
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition, 2014.
Extent
xii, 224 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374183370
Lccn
2014018569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o879662295
  • (OCoLC)879662295

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