National SeaPerch Challenge


4th Annual National SeaPerch Challenge
May 16-18, 2014
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS


Each year, middle and high school students from across the country gather to compete in the National SeaPerch Challenge. During the National SeaPerch Challenge, student teams must demonstrate the capabilities of the SeaPerches they have built as they navigate through an underwater obstacle course. Teams also display posters and deliver oral presentations about their design philosophy and construction challenges before a panel of judges. SeaPerch is an easy to assemble, underwater ROV (remotely operated vehicle) which is built from a kit, making it a great entry point for students interested in robotics. 


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3rd Annual National SeaPerch Challenge a Big Success
On May 18th, 2013, students from around the country gathered to compete in the 3rd Annual National SeaPerch Challenge in Indianapolis at the IUPUI Natatorium.  Eighty-four teams competed in an obstacle course, a deepwater challenge, and in a poster presentation to a panel of engineers and educators.  

 

 

Ginny Cain, Indianapolis Regional Director for Senator Dan Coats, gets some hands on time with a SeaPerch

Sue Ellsperman, Indiana Lt. Governor, Ginny Cain, Indianapolis Regional Director for Senator Dan Coats, and CAPT Robert E. Palisin, II, USN, Deputy Head of Sea Warfare and Weapons Department helped kick-off the Opening Ceremonies and cheer for the student competitors. The student competitors also enjoyed a visit from members of the Indianapolis Colts Cheerleading squad.

Student competitors with Colts cheerleaders


At the conclusion of the event, the teams gathered for an awards banquet at the JW Marriott Hotel where they were honored by speakers including U.S. Senator Joseph Donnelly from Indiana, Colonel Alan Pratt, USMC, Commanding Officer NSWC Crane, and CAPT Troy Mong, USN, Commanding Officer, NROTC, Purdue University.





Senator Joe Donnelly speaks to students about the importance of STEM at the awards ceremony




The 1st place teams in each category are as follows:

Overall           

The Joe Iveys, Bloomington High School South, Bloomington, IN


Overall Presentation

FAU Sea Owls, Bloomington High School South, Bloomington, IN

 

High School Obstacle

Sea Cougars, Colts Neck High School Navy JROTC, Colts Neck, NJ

 

High School Deep Water Transfer 

The Hero that Gotham Deserves, Owen Valley High School, Spencer, IN

 

High School Overall

The Joe Iveys, Bloomington High School South, Bloomington, IN

 

Middle School Obstacle

Sea Knights 4H, West Elementary Marines, Mt.Vernon, IN

 

Middle School Deep Water Transfer

Poseidon, Springs Valley Jr-Sr High School, French Lick, IN

 

Middle School Overall

Seaperch 1 (St. John's), St. John the Baptist Catholic School Newburgh, IN

 

Open Class Obstacle

WHS NJROTC, Washington HS Navy JROTC, Washington, IN

 

Open Class Deep Water Transfer

WHS NJROTC, Washington HS Navy JROTC, Washington, IN

 

Open Class Overall


WHS NJROTC, Washington HS Navy JROTC, Washington, IN

 

 

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