SeaPerch Competition

SeaPerch: Underwater Robotics

 
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SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with resources to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle.  The program was started by the United States Navy to attract students to pursue education and careers in STEM areas.  As students design, build, and test their Remotely Operated Vehicle they develop skills in multiple areas: 
 
  • Team work and problem solving
  • Science concepts such as buoyancy and displacement
  • Tool safety, soldering, and measurements
  • Ship and submarine design principles
  • Mechanical engineering (propulsion and water proofing)
  • Electrical engineering, (electricity, circuits, and switches)
 
The MESA program in Davis School District sponsors the Intermountain SeaPerch Challenge each year. The competition is typically held in March at Weber State University. Teams can qualify to attend the national SeaPerch Challenge. The Standard Examiner featured the 2019-2020 competition, click here to read about the event.  
 
US Synthetic, BYU, and other sponsors conduct the Utah Underwater Robotics Program and Competition. You can find information at Utah Underwater Robotics.  The national website, seaperch.org, provides information on these competitions as well as information on how to start a SeaPerch program.  
 
For questions or to start a SeaPerch program at your school, please contact Angela Stewart (astewart@dsdmail.net). 
 

Intermountain SeaPerch Challenge 2023 

The theme for the 2023 International SeaPerch challenge is ocean exploration. This year’s challenge will include four required events (Obstacle Course, Mission Course, Technical Design Report, and Team Video) and two optional events (Real-World Innovation Poster and Community and Outreach). 

Registration:

  • Register by Thursday, February 23, 2023 to participate
  • Registration Link: 

Register here

Competition Resources: (more resources and competition templates can be found under Competition Elements of the 2023 SeaPerch Homepage)

Competition Submission Link:

  • Submit the Technical Design Report and Team Video by Tuesday, February 28, 2023
  • Submission Link: 

2023 Competition Submission

Optional Events Submission Link:

  • Submit the Real-World Innovation Poster and Community and Outreach by Tuesday, February 28, 2023
  • Submission Link: (Submission link will open Wednesday, January 4, 2023)

2023 Optional Events Submission

Competition Date: March 9, 2023

  • Complete Team Registration by Thursday, February 23, 2023. 
  • Technical Design Report and Team Video must be submitted by Tuesday, February 28, 2023.
  • Submit Engineering Design Technical Report (PDF)
  • Submit Team Presentation (3-to-5-minute video)
  • Optional Event Submissions (Real-World Innovation Poster and Community and Outreach) are also due by Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

Awards:

An awards ceremony will be at the end of competition on March 9 in the Weber State Swenson Gymnasium. Teams can earn awards in the following categories:

Technical Design Report:

  • Middle School 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place
  • High School 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place

Team Video:

  • Middle School 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place
  • High School 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place

Obstacle Course Open:

  • Middle School 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place
  • High School 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place

Obstacle Course Stock:

  • Middle School 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place
  • High School 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place

Mission Course Open:

  • Middle School 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place
  • High School 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place

Mission Course Stock:

  • Middle School 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place
  • High School 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place

Combined Pool Courses Open:

  • Middle School 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place
  • High School 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place

Combined Pool Courses Stock:

  • Middle School 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place
  • High School 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place

International SeaPerch Challenge:   

The Intermountain SeaPerch Challenge will award three international competition invitations to top teams. The 2023 International SeaPerch Challenge event will be hosted May 13, 2023 at the University of Maryland. This year’s International Challenge will include three required events and two optional events for teams to choose from. Visit the official SeaPerch webpage for competition details.  

Official SeaPerch Website:  https://seaperch.org/programs/2023-season/ 

Please contact Angela Stewart (astewart@dsdmail.net) with any questions regarding the 2023 Intermountain SeaPerch Challenge.