SeaPerch is an underwater robotics challenge that prepares the students to build a Remotely Operated underwater Vehicle (ROV) for submarine missions.
Students can build the ROV in a classroom or out-of-school setting with a special kit that consists of low-cost and easily accessible parts. The program follows a unique curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts in a marine engineering theme. SeaPerch provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM). Throughout the project, students will gain experience about engineering concepts, problem-solving, teamwork, and technical applications.
SeaPerch ROV is launched in Egypt as part of the Underwater Robotics Center activities.
SeaPerch North Africa Challenge is a regional challenge that allows elementary, middle, and high-school students to construct a simple, remotely operated underwater vehicle, or Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe and other readily made materials. The challenge is held at AASTMT, Alexandria, Egypt and the winners will be qualified to participate in SeaPerch international Challenge taking place at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
Throughout the Challenge, students will learn engineering concepts, problem-solving, design skills, and teamwork. They will also be exposed to all the exciting possible careers in naval architecture and marine/ocean engineering.
Building a SeaPerch ROV teaches basic skills for ship and submarine design encouraging students to explore naval architecture and marine engineering principles. Students can learn important engineering and design skills with hands-on activities. Also, they will be exposed to all the exciting careers which are involved in naval architecture, ocean, and marine engineering.