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SeaPerch Educator Training

  POSTED ON: Sunday, November 21, 2021 12:00 AM by Patricia Meinhold

Over 40 people attended a SeaPerch Educator Training workshop at USNA on November 20, 2021. The SeaPerch underwater robotics program encourages creative design and teamwork in the building and launch of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV).

Teachers from six Maryland school systems, two Virginia school systems, the Anne Arundel County Co-Curricular Office, and Recruiters with Navy Talent Acquisition Group Richmond had a full day of hands-on training to facilitate the build of the SeaPerch underwater ROV. Skill sets included drilling and cutting PVC, wire stripping, and soldering. There was the opportunity for new and experienced club leaders to discuss how to start a team, train their students for a build, and curriculum to consider. Middle and High School teams will have the opportunity to attend a Regional Competition at USNA on April 2, 2022. The training day culminated in the successful launch of all ROVs in the USNA Hydro Lab tanks, and each attendee was provided with a new SeaPerch kit to build with a team at their school.

USNA STEM Center faculty and staff Capt. Joe McGettigan, Sarah Durkin, Christine Maceo, Lou Cox and Patricia Meinhold, Navy Reservist Capt. Dolores Pyne Mercier, and ten midshipmen provided training and assistance throughout the day. Special thanks to Jimmy Gose and the staff of the Hydrodynamics Lab for all of their assistance. SeaPerch is a program available through Robonation and funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR).

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