2016 Greater Jacksonville Seaperch Competition

The School of Engineering and the Outreach & Recruitment Office are partnering with the Naval Sea Systems Command, Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC), Mayport, FL in supporting the Greater Jacksonville Regional SeaPerch Qualifying Competition which will be held on April 2, 2016 from 9:00am – 1:00pm at the Cecil Field Aquatic Center, Jacksonville, Florida.

 

SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build and 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.

 

We are anticipating 12 – 14 Middle and High Schools teams to participate in this competition. Teams will vie for the 2016 National SeaPerch Challenge to be held May 20-21, 2016 on the campus of Louisiana State University.

 

Event Flyer 

 

http://www.seaperch.org/index

 

http://www.seaperch.org/seaperch_challenge

 

http://www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/RMC/SERMC.aspx