Registration for the Marine Industries Cares Foundation SeaPerch Qualifying Tournament is now OPEN!
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) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.
Building a SeaPerch ROV teaches basic skills in ship and submarine design and encourages students to explore naval architecture and marine and ocean engineering principles. It also teaches basic science and engineering concepts and tool safety and technical procedures. Students learn important engineering and design skills and are exposed to all the exciting careers that are possible in naval architecture and naval, ocean, and marine engineering.
This tournament will be at 750 W Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 on Saturday morning, March 11th, 2017. 20 teams (10 middle school teams and 10 high school teams) will compete at this national qualifying event. The overall first place winner in the high school and middle school categories will advance to the national competition at Georgia Tech on May 19th and 20th.
Please see Seaperch.org for official rules. Priority registration will be given to teams who attended the Marine Industries Cares Summer Camps.
9am to 11:30am Tournament
12pm Closing Ceremony and Awards
2017 National Challenge Obstacle Course and Puzzle Challenge will be used in the pool.
Teams need to prepare posters for display at the venue in the pit area. Each team will share an 8′ long table with one other team. Posters must be turned in electronically for judging. Send posters to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Wednesday, 3/8/17 for judging. You may send a pdf of the poster, share a link to your poster in a Google drive, or send a photo of the team poster. Please make sure all parts are legible. Include your school name and team name in the subject line of the email. Poster rubrics will be sent to registered teams.
Priority registration will be given to teams who attended the Marine Industries Cares Summer Camps.