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. 


4th Annual National SeaPerch Challenge was a Big Success
On May 17th, 2014, students from around the world gathered to compete in the 4th Annual National SeaPerch Challenge in Mississippi at the University of Southern Mississippi.  108 teams competed in an obstacle course, a heist challenge, and a poster presentation to a panel of engineers and educators. 


2014 SeaPerch Challenge Winning Teams

Event: Obstacle Course

High School

1st Place 

HS-90 

Gulf Coast Contenders Club 

Saucier, MS

0: 44.75

2nd Place

HS-75

Norwhals

Manassas, VA

0: 47.25

3rd Place

HS-68

DAAMP

Bloomington, IN

0: 50:13



Middle School

1st Place 

MS-41

Red October

Newburgh, IN

0: 41.63  

2nd Place

MS-43

Gulf Coast Contenders

Saucier, MS

0: 44.40  

3rd Place

MS-62

Submersibles

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

0: 45.78  



Open Class

1st Place

OP-3

Bloomington North Barbarians

Bloomington, IN

0: 43.00

2nd Place

OP-1

Team Facepalm

Bloomington, IN

0: 54.72

3rd Place

OP-4

Team Ageir

Gloucester, VA

0: 54.84



Event: Heist

High School

1st Place

HS-90

Gulf Coast Contenders Club

Saucier, MS

2: 53.27

2nd Place

HS-104

The Sinkers

Mullica Hills, NJ

2: 53.27

3rd Place

HS-79

Centaurs

Woodstock, CT

3: 46.90


Middle School

1st Place 

MS-25

Cynthia Heights Acro

Evansville, IN

4: 57.33

2nd Place

MS-44

Propoise

Slidell, LA

5: 26.58

3rd Place

MS-16

Aquabots

Alvin, TX

6: 13.30


Open Class

1st Place

OP-4

Team Ageir

Gloucester, VA

3: 37.92

2nd Place

OP-5

Srappers 1

New Bedford,MA

6: 01.43

3rd Place

OP-3

Bloomington North Barbarians

Bloomington, IN

6: 02.56



Event: Poster

High School

1st Place

HS-66

NZ Tima Ruku

Nelson, NZ

85

2nd Place

HS-96

Atlantis

Charleston, SC

82

3rd Place

HS-90

Gulf Coast Contenders Club

Saucier, MS

81


Middle School

1st Place

MS-49

Neptune's Nemesis

Gambrills, MD

81

2nd Place

MS-62

Submersibles

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

80

3rd Place

MS-41

Red October

Newburgh, IN

79


Open Class

1st Place 

OP-2

Outside-the-Box

Manassas, VA

80

2nd Place

OP-3

Bloomington North Barbarians

Bloomington, IN

77

3rd Place

OP-1

Team Facepalm

Bloomington, IN

70



Special Awards:

Engineering Excellence: Awarded to the team that demonstrates an innovative technical approach and execution during this year's competition.

 MS-65

CSP TigerBots

Hanover, MD

 
Creativity Award: Awarded to the team that demonstrates multiple, unique design elements to tackle the challenges of this year's competition. 

 OP-2

Outside-the-box

Manassas, VA

 

 

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