SeaPerch STEM Program Info and Sign Ups!
The SeaPerch is a program where students are provided a unique opportunity to design and build a remote operated underwater vehicle with the assistance of teachers and parents. They will also participate in a competition with other schools! This program will be assisted by SMSA parent and engineer at the Naval Nuclear Laboratory, Alex Henel: firstname.lastname@example.org
More on the SeaPerch Program:
SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips students and teachers with the resources they need to build an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV).
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 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. The culmination of this project will be a competition which will require SMSA students to pilot their ROV in an underwater course.
SeaPerch is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and the Naval Nuclear Laboratory.
The Sequence of Events for the Program is as follows:
Looking to start in January and going six sessions (Fridays at 3PM, start date TBD)
3 people to a team
First three sessions at SMSA, building the ROV
Last three sessions at Glens Falls YMCA testing (Possibly going back to SMSA for modifications)
Competition at Union College in early April
In order to gauge interest in participation, the signup will be open until Friday, November 4. This will likely start in January with a tentative day/time of Fridays from 3-4:30PM. The first three sessions would be held at SMSA and the final 3 would be held at the Glens Falls YMCA. In addition, it would be beneficial to have a few parents that may want to assist as well. If interested please use the sign up below: