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the Resident Dining Hall, teams will par- speci? cally to meet the designated mis- On Saturday evening the Awards Orleans environs including museums, ticipate in the Friday Night Social where sion. The second event for 2016, aptly Ceremony will take place in the LSU parks and historic sites.

students from all over the country and named, “The Challenge,” will test the Field House. Here, ? rst-through-third The College of Human Sciences & beyond can meet, mingle and compare students’ ability to release three differ- place trophies in each event for middle Education (CHSE) is a nationally ac- their design enhancements and innova- ent sized balls from four dispensers on school, high school and open classes, credited division of Louisiana State Uni- tions as well as their challenges along the pool bottom and transport them in a special awards and the naming of the versity. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings the way. controlled manner either to a submerged 2016 National SeaPerch Champions will together programs and capitalizes on

All participants will receive National container or to a ? oating pen on the sur- be made by Susan Nelson, ably assisted individual strengths to create a dynamic

SeaPerch Challenge T-shirts and give- face as appropriate. Detailed speci? ca- by the invited guests who will also be college that addresses the socially signif- away bags with items contributed by tions for both underwater events have photographed with each winning team. icant issues we face as a state, nation and the SeaPerch program and its corporate been posted on the SeaPerch website, Invited speakers, representing corporate world. The college is comprised of the sponsors., for teams to con- sponsors, local and state congressional School of Education, the School of Hu-

Competition day, Saturday, May 21, struct their own events for practice prior representatives, ONR, U.S. Navy, U.S. man Resource Education and Workforce will take place at the LSU Natatorium. to the national competition. Coast Guard and other military branch Development, the School of Kinesiol-

Teams may consist of a minimum of Again this year the third event will personnel, will be able to take part in the ogy, the School of Library and Informa- one student and one adult leader, and provide a chance for the competitors to day’s activities. tion Science, the School of Social Work there is no restriction on the maximum share their learning, innovations and sci- They have been encouraged to arrive and the University Laboratory School. number of students that can participate ence understanding through poster dis- early and observe the competitions, These combined schools offer eight although teams averaged six members plays and presentations. Introduced this judge various events and speak ? rst undergraduate degree programs and 18 last year. Susan Nelson will preside year for the ? rst time will be electronic hand with the students before addressing graduate programs, enrolling more than over the opening ceremony in the LSU poster judging in advance of the Nation- them that evening about the importance 1,900 undergraduate and nearly 1,000

Field House featuring a number of no- al SeaPerch Challenge. of STEM to their future careers. All graduate students. table speakers and last minute technical The top 30 teams will be offered an op- student team members will receive par- The college is committed to achiev- instructions for the teams, accompanied portunity to present in-person to a panel ticipation medals, and be photographed ing the highest standards in teaching by photographers, videographers and of judges on competition day. Scores by team for the bene? t of their families research and service, and is continually local media. Again this year, there will both for the posters and for the presenta- and schools. Additionally, Certi? cates working to improve its programs. Judg- be live streaming of the day’s activities tions will be added to each team’s total of Participation will be available both es and volunteers are always welcome. for the bene? t of classmates, friends and points. for student participants and for teachers Should you be interested in participating parents back home. Approximately 150 judges and volun- and advisors to download following the as a volunteer or judge on Saturday, May

The in-pool technical competition con- teers are also anticipated to attend dur- National Challenge. At the conclusion 21, please go to the SeaPerch website, sists of two events. The ? rst will require ing the day on Saturday in order to ad- of the award presentations all registrants, to sign up. Spon- students to steer their ROV through the equately oversee and judge the in-pool will enjoy an outdoor Awards Party and sorship opportunities are still available

Obstacle Course consisting of ? ve, 18- competitions, to judge the top posters Barbeque. for individual, local and corporate fund- inch diameter submerged hoops orient- that will have been selected for in-per- Sunday, May 22, will be a free day ing, and can be viewed on the SeaPerch ed in different planes. Every year, the son presentations during the day and to for the teams to explore, on their own, website. You may contact Susan Nelson second in-pool event changes, requir- ensure a rewarding and memorable day the rich cultural history and outdoor ac- at about how to ing the students to design their vehicles for all participants, attendees and guests. tivities in the greater Baton Rouge/New become a sponsor for this event. 87

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