8th Grade SeaPerch Challenge Feb 9

Feb 6th @ 7:33 am in Local Events, News, People, Public Service by Scott Staley

Montrose & Olathe Schools

The MHS Naval Science Department will be hosting the 1st Annual “SeaPerch Challenge” for 8th Graders in an MCSD Middle School competition.

SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).  The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV.  Throughout the project, students learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.

When:  February 9, 2013 beginning at 8:00 am and concluding at approximately 6 pm

Where:  The Naval Science Department (NJROTC) at Montrose High School (use the parking lot across from the Panda Palace).

Who:  Teams from each middle school will be comprised of six motivated, high performing 8th grade students with an interest in STEM and selected by the school principal.  Science teachers (or any teachers interested in STEM) are desired, but not required.  Teams will have Naval Science Instructors and Navy Cadets to assist and coach.

The ‘Challenge’ is funded by the Office of Naval Research and the NJROTC program.  Go to www.seaperch.org to see the program in action.