University of Southern Indiana

SeaPerch Challenge

SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that trains teachers to teach their students how 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.

Building a SeaPerch ROV teaches basic skills in ship and submarine design and encourages students to explore naval architecture and marine and ocean engineering concepts. It also teaches basic science and engineering concepts and tool safety and technical procedures. Students learn important engineering and design skills and are exposed to all the exciting careers that are possible in naval architecture and naval, ocean, and marine engineering.

SeaPerch is...

  • Fun & challenging
  • Integrating engineering & technology into the classroom
  • Teaching teamwork & the scientific process
  • Building teamwork and inspires young minds
  • Introducing career discussion

USI Regional SeaPerch Challenge

Registration Link

Date: April 13, 2019
For: Teams of Students, Grades 3-12
Location: Mt Vernon Junior High School Natatorium, Mt Vernon Indiana
Fee: $50 per team
Registration Information: Registration begins on February 11, 2019 at 8 a.m. and concludes on February 15, 2019 at 5 p.m. Link will be posted at a later date. 


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