STEM Project for MJR

He is prepping for Sea Perch!

I am so proud of this young man!!

He is really getting involved!! He joined the competition for the 2015 SeaPearch National Challenge!!

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This is an underwater robotics program that teaches kids how to build and underwater ROV and control it.

He and his friend got to 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.

Cool right?

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In the SeaPerch Program he got  the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building the underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, he learned engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.

SeaPerch Is…

  • A hands-on educational tool
  • Fun and challenging
  • A curriculum that meets national learning standards
  • Integrates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Builds teamwork and inspires young minds
  • Introduces STEM career discussions

MJR learns best by doing.

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To build the SeaPerch,he has to follow steps to completely assemble the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), test it, and then participate in launching his vehicle.

After the SeaPerch robot was constructed, he was encouraged to test his vehicle, deploy it on missions, and coming up soon he will compete in the event, the SeaPerch Challenge!!

Events at the Challenge can include:

  • Vehicle performance – maneuvering and recovery
  • Innovative design (optional)
  • Poster presentations – oral presentations to judges

Winners of local or regional Challenges can compete in the National SeaPerch Challenge, held each Spring!!!

Okay, honestly he has some sincere competition.  These kids really want to be here and do this. They are respectful and attentive to the learning process, EVEN OUTSIDE!!!

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I am so proud of my boy and all these kids putting in all their free time to get together and try these ROV’s in pools, getting them to work, helping each other do better…it is heartwarming to see!

Good luck everyone out there working on their SeaPerch ROV!!

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