Have you ever wondered where the name “SeaPerch” came from? We asked the inventor of the original SeaPerch, Mr. Harry Bohm, and he shared the story with us. Mr. Bohm explains that the name SeaPerch came from the USS Perch, a highly decorated World War II U.S. submarine.
Wayne Pavalko, ONR Science Advisor to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, demonstrates the Seaperch ROV to Bahraini students at the U.S. Naval Base in Bahrain. Bahraini students toured the base to learn about technologies used by the navy.
Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) and Undersea Science and Engineering Foundation (USEF) cosponsor 5th annual SeaPerch Undersea Robotics Derby at New Bedford High School.
Marissa Sherrill’s introduction to robotics students at Warren New Tech High School spent the past several weeks researching, studying and building underwater remotely operated vehicles. Their work culminated last week with the school’s Third Annual Robotics Expo, when the young people tested their creations to determine how well they operate in the water.
I know, just when you thought there was no way to make SeaPerch any easier to build; We did it again! For years we have been suffering with small pieces of tape trying to get the perfect tape job on the motors. That whole time thinking there HAS to be a better way. Well we did it! we have tested it through two generations of prototypes and a full production run and now PRE-CUT TAPE is here. It is in kits NOW! This change will be in the next revision of the build manual. Until the new manual is edited and published, here is the one sheet instructions on how to use them. CutTape.pdf
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.
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