Competitions like the Maryland Regional SeaPerch Challenge at the U.S. Naval Academy help students begin to understand the engineering design process and become aware of possible careers with a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focus, said Toby Ratcliffe, an ocean engineer and the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) STEM educational outreach coordinator.
Our monthly Diversity Drumbeat has been organized into four lines of effort consistent with our Diversity Campaign Plan. Each section will discuss our current and future events and efforts. Our efforts are aligned and coordinated with Naval Reactors and Navy Recruiting Command; however, our Drumbeat primarily focuses on COMSUBLANT/COMSUBPAC efforts.
Approximately 1,000 middle and high school students from across the country will converge on the University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus May 17 for the prestigious SeaPerch National Challenge underwater robotics competition.
This will be the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival -- a fun, entertaining, educational and FREE event in Washington, DC. This event is analogous to an art, music or food Festival, but it is focused on Science and Engineering. There will be over 3,000 hands-on activities and over 150 stage shows. And --- while having fun --- participants can leave with info about scholarships, internships, jobs and more.
As excitement builds, the SeaPerch National Challenge Committee is hard at work preparing for our best competition ever. With that in mind, we would like to announce that this year at the SeaPerch National Challenge, each competition lane will be equipped with an underwater camera and monitor to capture the action. The Naval Engineering Education Center (NEEC) graciously sponsored the cameras and monitors to give this year’s Challenge teams a unique underwater view of their SeaPerch during the competition.
Review the Rules and ask questions to clarify any issues.The Technical Director will be moderating these discussions to make sure everyone has a clear understanding of the classes rules as well as the different challenges set forth this year.
The City of Indianapolis and the Indiana State SeaPerch regions were the ideal combination to host the Third National SeaPerch Challenge....
SeaPerchers, check out the 2014 Ocean Awareness Student Contest;This is an outgrowth of From the Bow Seat, a 64-minute documentary about environmental issues impacting the world’s oceans. The contest and the film provide opportunities for high school teachers and home school instructors to challenge their students to explore real-world threats to marine life. Contest information can be found at www.fromthebowseat.org/contest. The contest extends from September 15, 2013 to June 15, 2014.