GEAR UP Schools Participate in SeaPerch US Navy Program.

2015 | | May 12, 2015 at 11:58 am

seaperchThree GEAR UP schools (Hamilton, Tincher, Madrid) participated in the US Navy’s 2015 Los Angeles Regional SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Challenge at the indoor pool at the University of Southern California.  Twenty eight schools, primarily high schools and middle schools competed in three different events, an obstacle course, ring retrieval and oral presentation/design of their prepared poster.  The challenge was formidable, particularly the ring retrieval and all of the students were highly engaged and fabulous under pressure.  The opportunity to be on the vibrant USC campus was an added benefit with the Trojan Invitational Track Meet going on right across the courtyard from where the students were.

In the end, Madrid Middle School took first place for their time in navigating the obstacle course and first place in the overall competition for middle schools.

Congratulations to all of the students who participated and many thanks to the teachers who have dedicated their time to work with the students since October to build the robots and find practice venues in preparation for the challenge.  Most were already talking about “next year”!

What is SeaPerch? Read on to find out more….

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