Desert WAVE, Women in Autonomous Vehicle Engineering


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Team members build an autonomous robotic submarine that must complete a difficult series of visual- and acoustic-based tasks in this international competition. The team will be required to design and build a vehicle from scratch, write a technical paper, make a presentation before a panel of judges, create a short video, and develop a website that documents your progress.

       This video below is a fun recap of the 2019 competition

Si Se Puede has partnered with Arizona State University Polytechnic campus where the team is currently based. 

Download a copy of our 20-19-2020 proposal

Desert WAVE 3rd in World!

1st in U.S.

1st Western Hemisphere! 

The Desert WAVE team competed in their 1st Robosub competition this past July and they had an outstanding performance! They placed third in the international field of 54 team from over a dozen countries and was the first U. S. Team! The team is now designing and building their next AUV to complement their current AUV named Phoenix. The team has the goal trying to win the competition in 2020. Please see help the team achieve this goal by making a donation. 

Albert L Esparza

Si Se Puede Foundation is a prevention and advocacy organization that encourages its participants to be stakeholders in their community. The organization’s three main service components include educational programming, community activities & advocacy, and recreational activities for youth. The organization focuses on school and community risk factors that are barriers to educational achievement including, delinquency, gang affiliation, and family/school/community detachment. ​