Underwater robots operated by schoolchildren invaded a hotel pool in Grand Cayman this week. The demonstration was part of an educational initiative called SeaPerch, designed to get kids interested in a future career in STEM fields.
Students will have the opportunity to learn the basics in underwater engineering skills and be exposed to the career possibilities in shipping and maritime.
The Regional SeaPerch qualifying competition at Naval Station Great Lakes Saturday, March 14, drew dozens of teams from Illinois and several Midwestern states, to put their ROV models to the test at one of several base swimming pools. To learn more, visit http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-naval-station-stem-st-0316-20150315-story.html
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.
The SeaPerch logo is a Registered Trademark of the AUVSI Foundation.
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