• Southside Argonauts

  • Who are the Argonauts?

    According to Greek mythology, the original Argonauts were a group of adventurers who traveled with Jason on his quest to find the Golden Fleece. Their name comes from the name of their ship, the Argo, and the ancient Greek word for sailor, "nautes." This may remind you of the word "Astronaut" which comes from the Latin prefix "astro-," meaning space, and the suffix "-naut," meaning sailor.

    In modern-day, the Southside Argonauts are a group of middle and high school students on a quest for knowledge. Based at the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, the team is organized by the Chamber's Success Foundation and competes in STEM-focused competitions such as the 2019 NASA ANGLeS Challenge and the 2020 NASA ROADS on Mars Challenge. Together with their robot, R-GO, the Argonauts strive to do their best and achieve their goals as a team.

  • An oil painting of the mythological Argo
    by Konstantinos Volanakis


  • The 2019 Southside Argonauts
    and their robot, R-GO


  • NASA ROADS on Mars Student Challenge NASA ROADS on Mars Student Challenge

    The Argonauts' next challenge will be NASA's ROADS on Mars Student Challenge. Click below for more information!

    NESSP Webpage: https://nwessp.org/mars/

    Official Promo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AihrD9Xa4mE

    Kickoff Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5psEJpYcMcQ

  • Window into Work Window into Work

    After the completion of the STEM, the Argonauts participate in the Chamber's Window into Work Program. This allows students to...

    • Explore various STEM companies and organizations in the Southside region
    • Familiarize themselves with interesting and achievable STEM careers
    • Discover different post-high school career paths
    • Learn how to apply skills they've learned from the STEM Challenge in the workforce


    Coordinated by the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce and its Success Foundation, the Window into Work Program allows students to explore post-high school opportunities by visiting various STEM companies and organizations in the Southside region. In 2019, this program included trips to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, ANEW, Boeing, and the Museum of Flight.


    Want to join the Argonauts Team?

    Please send applications to Megan@SeattleSouthsideChamber.com


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