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SeaPerch website,, for teams to construct and schools. Additionally, Certi? cates of Participation will their own events for practice prior to the national competition. be available both for student participants and for teachers and

Approximately 150 judges and volunteers are also anticipated advisors to download following the National Challenge. At to attend during the day in order to adequately oversee the the conclusion of the award presentations all registrants will multiple poster presentation and in-pool competitions as well enjoy an outdoor lawn party and barbeque.

as to ensure a rewarding and memorable day for all attendees. Sunday, May 18, will be a free day for the teams to explore

On Saturday evening the Awards Ceremony will take place on their own the rich cultural history and outdoor activities in again in the Athletic Center. Here, ? rst-through-third place the greater Dartmouth area including parks and historic sites trophies in each event for middle school, high school and open such as the nearby New Bedford Whaling Museum and Bat- classes, special awards and the naming of the 2015 national tleship Cove National Heritage Museum on the waterfront in champions will be made by Susan Nelson. Fall River where the Battleship, USS Massachusetts, the de-

Invited speakers, representing corporate sponsors, local and stroyer, USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., the submarine, Lion? sh, state congressional representatives, ONR, U.S. Navy, U.S. and PT Boats from the South Paci? c are on display.

Coast Guard and other military branch personnel, will be able Sponsorship opportunities are still available for indi- to take part in the day’s activities, as well. They have been en- vidual, local and corporate funding, and can be viewed on couraged to arrive early and observe the competitions, judge the SeaPerch website. Contact Susan Nelson at snelson@ various events and speak ? rst hand with the students before for those interested in sponsorship the event. addressing them that evening about the importance of STEM Also, judges and volunteers are always welcome. Should to their future careers. you be interested in participating as a volunteer or judge

All student team members will receive participation medals, on May 30, please contact Cheri Koch at koch@auvsifoun- and be photographed by team for the bene? t of their families

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