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Underwater Robotic Championships his year the SeaPerch Program ing and excitement. On the line will be

What is SeaPerch will celebrate a half decade of na- the title of national SeaPerch champion- SeaPerch is the innovative K-12 un-

Ttional underwater robotic cham- ship, with trophies in all three competi- derwater robotics program, sponsored pionships. On the last Saturday in May, tion events along with a number of new by the Of? ce of Naval Research (ONR) the ? fth National SeaPerch Challenge special awards. and managed by the Association of Un- will be held on the University of Mas- Hosted by the New England Regional manned Vehicle Systems International sachusetts Dartmouth (UMassD) cam- SeaPerch Committee, registered partici- Foundation (AUVSIF). It is geared to pus where 150 teams of middle and high pants and spectators will be treated to train trains teachers and group leaders school students from across the country the “college experience,” as the entire to inspire students to build their own will compete on the national stage. weekend’s activities, including Friday Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV)

The phenomenal growth of the event night’s Ice Cream Social and Satur- following an academic curriculum con- is evident with a simple look back to the day’s in-pool and poster competition sistent with national learning standards inaugural National Challenge, staged in events as well as the Awards Ceremony, supporting Science, Technology, Engi-

Philadelphia ? ve years ago attracting 38 dorm room accommodations and meals neering and Mathematics (STEM) sub- teams and 187 students. through Sunday morning, will be avail- jects with a marine engineering-based

In May more than 1,200 students, able for all participants on the universi- theme. The program promotes hands- family and friends will gather for a ty’s picturesque campus near Buzzard’s on learning of engineering and scienti? c weekend of learning, sharing, compet- Bay. concepts, problem solving, teamwork

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