September 21, 2014  

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Gulf Coast Area Students to Participate in Annual SeaPerch Challenge

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Students use remote controlled underwater vehicles during the Gulf Coast SeaPerch Challenge. (Submitted photo)

Middle and high school students from across the Mississippi Gulf Coast will take part in the 2nd Annual Gulf Coast SeaPerch Challenge, set for Saturday, March 9 at the Biloxi Natatorium.

The event will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and feature competition in three categories -- Deep Water Challenge; Obstacle Course and Poster Competition. Students will use their team-constructed underwater remotely controlled SeaPerch vehicles during the challenge.

The project is supported by the Naval Research Laboratory at the Stennis Space Center and represents a collaborative effort between the lab, Stennis and The University of Southern Mississippi.

The primary focus of the ongoing project is to inspire middle and high school students to explore the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

For more information about the SeaPerch Challenge, contact Dr. Bridgette Davis at 601.266.6275 or bridgette.l.davis@usm.edu