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 Alexa Jensen (firstname.lastname@example.org).