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Team OARS (Oceanic Autonomous Rescue System)

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Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
43 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 31, at 11:59 PM EST
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Team OARS (Oceanic Autonomous Rescue System)


We are Team OARS, a group with one goal - to innovate. Our team consists of 12 passionate students studying various engineering and computer science disciplines. We are here to make our mark on the university before we all graduate in May of 2026. 


Over the next three years, our objective is to build a prototype of an autonomous unmanned surface vehicle (USV) - an autonomous boat - that will help rescue operations in stormy weather conditions. We can only start this with your help. We hope to raise $5,000 to be able to start working in a lab where we will begin the fun of building the first stages of our prototype.

Gifts in support of the University of Maryland are accepted and managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization authorized by the Board of Regents. Contributions to the University of Maryland are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Please see your tax advisor for details.

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Level One

A donation of $10 will jumpstart our initial prototype construction.


Level Two

A donation of $25 will contribute towards purchasing the necessary wiring.


Level Three

A donation of $50 will help us to buy a GPS.


Level Four

A donation of $100 will contribute towards the cost of purchasing an advanced machine vision camera.

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