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School of Ocean Science and Engineering


SeaPerch Challenge

March 14, 2020


SeaPerch Challenge Registration FormThis 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.

Biloxi Natatorium
1384 Father Ryan Ave.
Biloxi, MS


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

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NOSB: Hurricane Bowl

February 1, 2020


The Hurricane Bowl is an annual ocean science academic competition. The Central Gulf Coast regional hosts up to 20 teams of the brightest high school students from Alabama, Arkansas, the Florida panhandle, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Hurricane Bowl winners advance to the National Ocean Sciences Bowl competition.

Marine Education Center
101 Sweetbay Drive
Ocean Springs, MS

Registration deadline: November 1, 2019

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