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NCCOS Supports Underwater Robotics Competition for Middle and High School Students

Published on: 03/04/2015
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NCCOS marine biologist Katy Chung provided scientific support to the 2015 SeaPerch Challenge by serving as a judge in the Charleston, S.C. competition last month.SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources needed to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Students build the ROV from a kit of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic science concepts with a marine engineering theme. As part of the nationwide competition, middle and high school students presented posters of their projects and entered their ROVs in an aquatic finesse and obstacle course.

For more information, contact Katy.Chung@noaa.gov.

Underwater robot at 2015 SeaPerch Challenge

Robot navigates underwater obstacle course at the 2015 SeaPerch Challenge in Charleston, S.C. Credit: Paul Zoeller, The Post and Courier.

 

 

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