SeaPerch ROV Competition

Date: February 8, 2020
Location: UMS-Wright Preparatory School, 65 Mobile St N, Mobile, AL 36607
Registration Opens: January 3, 2020
Deadline: February 3, 2020 or until full

Discovery Hall Programs and UMS Wright Preparatory School will co-host the first annual Alabama* SeaPerch ROV Competition in spring 2020.  In this competition, students drive (fly) an ROV based on the SeaPerch design that they have built to complete pool-based courses. This single-day competition is open to middle and high school teams in the PVC class and will include the two pool courses (obstacle and mission) and the technical design report, which will be due in advance.  

*Please note that this competition is not limited to Alabama teams, but open to teams across the region. 

The competition winner qualifies for the National SeaPerch Challenge. Additional information on SeaPerch competitions can be found on the SeaPerch website at www.seaperch.org.  

SeaPerch ROV kits are available for purchase on the SeaPerch website. 

Registration fee: $25 per team (due at check-in; check or card only)

For more information, please email rovcompetition@disl.edu or contact Rachel McDonald at (251) 861-2141 x5076.

What is SeaPerch?

The primary mission of the SeaPerch Program is to provide students and teachers with the resources and curriculum they need to build a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). The program provides students the opportunity to learn about STEM as well as problem-solving, teamwork, and technical applications. In addition, SeaPerch provides teacher online video training and curriculum-based off of national and Common Core standards.

The SeaPerch program developed out of the MIT ocean engineering program and a partnership with the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Since 2011, the SeaPerch program has been managed by RoboNation as a part of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation (AUVSIF).
 
Find more details at SeaPerch Challenge

Keep in touch with all the happenings by joining our DISL ROV Competitions Facebook group.

 

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