Seaperch

Ages:Undergraduate, Graduate

Types:Tournament, Performance

Categories:Robotics, STEM

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

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. SeaPerch competitions are hosted annually by local coordinators around the world. Top teams are then invited to the international competition hosted at a different university each year.

During the process of building a SeaPerch, they follow an established curriculum to completely assemble the ROV, test it, and then participate in launching their vehicles. Students are encouraged to compete in a culminating event, the SeaPerch Challenge. Events at the Challenge can include:

  • Vehicle performance - maneuvering and recovery
  • Innovative design (optional)
  • Engineering Notebook submissions – Selected oral presentations to judges
Winners of regional SeaPerch Challenges may be able compete in the National SeaPerch Challenge, held each spring. A list of registered regional Challenges that are qualifiers for the National Challenge are posted on our website each fall.

Teams are evaluated on their robot's performance during live trials of courses that are setup each year.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.seaperch.org/challenge

Managing Organization: Seaperch

Contact:

info@seaperch.org

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in Undergraduate, Graduate.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

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. SeaPerch competitions are hosted annually by local coordinators around the world. Top teams are then invited to the international competition hosted at a different university each year.

Process

During the process of building a SeaPerch, they follow an established curriculum to completely assemble the ROV, test it, and then participate in launching their vehicles. Students are encouraged to compete in a culminating event, the SeaPerch Challenge. Events at the Challenge can include:
  • Vehicle performance - maneuvering and recovery
  • Innovative design (optional)
  • Engineering Notebook submissions – Selected oral presentations to judges
Winners of regional SeaPerch Challenges may be able compete in the National SeaPerch Challenge, held each spring. A list of registered regional Challenges that are qualifiers for the National Challenge are posted on our website each fall.

Criteria

Teams are evaluated on their robot's performance during live trials of courses that are setup each year.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.seaperch.org/challenge

Managing Organization: Seaperch

Contact:

info@seaperch.org

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in Undergraduate, Graduate.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.