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About SeaPerch

If the phrase “aquatic robots” doesn’t say enough for you already, we can go on.

What is SeaPerch?

SeaPerch is a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), a competition, and a community. Our program guides students on building an underwater robot while supplying educators with the tools and training to help them through the process.

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Why SeaPerch

Curiosity, creativity, and a desire to understand the world around us are traits that come naturally to kids. They also happen to be great attributes for STEM professionals. Learning technical content and skills is vitally important. When this learning is tangible and connected to the real world, the impacts can be profound.

SeaPerch aims to reduce traditional barriers to participation in robotics programs and promotes opportunities to engage students and educators in inquiry-based learning with real-world applications. As an educational program, SeaPerch introduces students to basic engineering, design, and science concepts. As a fun hands-on project, SeaPerch engages students and fosters key 21st century skills including critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity. 

Beyond the experience of building an underwater ROV, SeaPerch provides a supportive ecosystem of students, educators, mentors, and advocates to provide support along the way. Whether you are looking for a fun project at home, an educational program to enhance your classroom curriculum, or a group of people who enjoy tinkering, SeaPerch is for you.

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Build a Bot. Change the World.

As an integrated STEM education program, SeaPerch guides participants through a real-world engineering and design project centered around building an underwater ROV. The program uses hands-on methods to equip students and teachers with the resources needed to learn basic science and engineering concepts like tool safety, technical applications, problem-solving, and teamworking skills. 

These are big goals, with big challenges and even bigger potential to build a brighter future for today’s students. The best part of learning by building is not the cool robot the students have at the end, but the positive impact each student can make by using that robot for good.

(Though the bots are pretty awesome.)

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Not an educator or student?

This is for you too! 

SeaPerch is a great project for clubs and at-home use as well. Although SeaPerch was initially designed for traditional learning environments, it makes an excellent project for outside the classroom as well.

Don’t worry mom and dad, you can get in on the action too. We have resources specifically designed to work in a variety of environments, including at home.

We’re here to help! Learn more and reach out if you have specific questions.

Impact

We estimate that over 250,000 students engage in the program annually through grassroots programs, competitions, and training activities. Since 2011, the SeaPerch program has expanded to reach students in over 35 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Additionally, the number of locally-hosted regional competitions has grown to over 100 qualifier events where teams earn a spot at the annual International SeaPerch Challenge.

Questions?

Check out our FAQ section for more information.

RoboNation

Welcome to RoboNation

SeaPerch is a cornerstone of RoboNation and often the beginning of a journey into robotics. It is where tomorrow’s innovators can start taking risks, making breakthroughs, and building robots today.

Sponsors

Don’t take our word for it. Take theirs.


2019 International SeaPerch Challenge

“SeaPerch is a fantastic program to help kids enter the competitive world of robotics in a no stress environment.”

Team Mentor/Chaperone
Team Mentor/Chaperone

2019 International SeaPerch Challenge

“I loved the opportunity to walk around and talk with teams from other states/countries. What a phenomenal learning experience for not only my students but for me as a professional educator.”

Team Mentor/Chaperone
Team Mentor/Chaperone

2019 International SeaPerch Challenge

“We like SeaPerch due to cost and students ability to learn and compete.”

Team Mentor/Chaperone
Team Mentor/Chaperone

2018 International SeaPerch Challenge

[My favorite part was]…’The professionalism yet helpfulness of the event leaders! They really encouraged my students to do their best!”

Team Mentor
Team Mentor

2019 International SeaPerch Challenge

“I love the theme!!! My students really liked it and it helped focus them on the challenge.”

Team Mentor/Chaperone
Team Mentor/Chaperone

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