Pictured here are the two teams that attended the SeaPerch National Competition 2014 in Mississippi. Pictured are team  Aegir and Team Rip Tide with Coach Rusty West. Team Aegir brought home awards for 1st place in Heist and 3rd in obstacle course.

SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.

Who participates in SeaPerch-Schools do it as part of a curriculum or after school activity. Also, clubs such as 4-H, Boy or Girl Scouts, homeschoolers, just about any group of middle or high school students gathered with an interest in STEM! Any age from 6th grade through college freshmen can benefit from the program, as it’s easily scalable for those ages depending on how you wish to use it.

How to get started with ordering kits and applying for grants.

 

The 2015 SeaPerch National Challenge took place May 29th-30th at the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. There was over 100 teams competing in the Poster Competition and in-pool challenges with their SeaPerch ROV’s.