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SeaPerch Challenge

SeaPerch Challenge

Science and Engineering Technology

USM's School of Ocean Science and Engineering is pleased to welcome back the Mississippi Gulf Coast SeaPerch ROV Competition on Saturday, March 5, 2022. The SeaPerch Challenge is a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) regional and international competition.

The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics while building an underwater ROV. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem-solving, and teamwork. This innovative underwater robotics program guides students on building an underwater robot while supporting educators with the tools and training to help them through the process.

Winning regional teams have the opportunity to compete in the international competition against winning teams from around the world and may possibly join our regional 2019 winner in becoming an international champion. The international competition is held in Maryland on June 4-5, 2022.


The Challenge

This single-day competition is open to middle and high school teams. The competition will include the two pool courses (obstacle and mission) and the technical design report, which will be due in advance. The competition winner qualifies for the International SeaPerch Challenge.

Additional information and the SeaPerch ROV kits are available for purchase on their site. 

IMPORTANT! The details of this event may change due to COVID-19 state mandates or health guidelines. Please contact us or check this webpage for updates. 


seaperchUSM Regional SeaPerch Challenge

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Check-in: 8:30 a.m. | Challenge: 9:00 a.m

Biloxi Natatorium
1384 Father Ryan Avenue
Biloxi, Mississippi
228.688.3177

Registration deadline: Friday, February 7, 2022 by 5 p.m.

Register

 

Guidelines


Frequently Asked Questions

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 learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.

Grades of students building SeaPerch:

  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)

Max per team is 8 students.

SeaPerch ROV kits are available for purchase on the SeaPerch/Robonation site.

The registration fee $25.00 per team.

Please mail registration payment to:

The University of Southern Mississippi
School of Ocean Science and Engineering
c/o Heather Richey
730 East Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, MS 39560

Yes, there is a limit of 3 teams per school.