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School of Ocean Science and Engineering


SeaPerch Challenge

ROVThis innovative underwater robotics program supports teachers and provides curriculum enhancement in compliance with national standards to assist students in constructing an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). It is done in-school, after school or in an out-of-school setting. Students build their own SeaPerch ROV following a curriculum that teaches science and engineering nomenclature, terminology and basic principles with an ocean and marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.

USM Regional SeaPerch Challenge 2020SeaPerch Challenge Registration Form

Event date: Saturday, March 14, 2020

Location: Biloxi Natatorium (hosted by the USM GCRL Marine Education Center)
1384 Father Ryan Avenue
Biloxi, MS 39530
Phone: 228-688-3177

Registration deadline: Friday, February 14, 2020 by 5 p.m.

Information on the national competition Here

National Ocean Sciences Bowl: Hurricane Bowl

The Gulf Coast Research Lab has hosted this High School ocean sciences knowledge competition for many years and DMS faculty, students and staff volunteer.

See the Hurricane Bowl website for more information.