In this initiative of The Citizen Science Lab, Black/African-American students build their ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts and then navigate it through aquatic obstacle courses. Throughout this year-long experience, participants learn engineering concepts, problem-solving, teamwork, and technical applications of robotics and engineering.
The SeaPerch curriculum teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. SeaPerch is an innovative nationwide underwater robotics initiative that equips students with the resources and support to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).
- Technical Design and Troubleshooting
- Working with Electronics
- Remote Operated Vehicle Piloting
- Writing Technical Reports
- Tool Usage
Transportation from the students’ school to The Citizen Science Lab- South Hills will be provided for those that need it.
Teams will meet weekly on either Tuesdays (Male/Male-Identifying Group) or Wednesdays (Female/Female Identifying Group) from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Teams will be grouped by age.
All participants will be provided dinner from 6:00 PM – 6:30PM.
The SeaPerch Initiative Application
The TUESDAY SeaPerch session and is open to Black/African American Males/Male-Identifying students.
The WEDNESDAY SeaPerch session and is open to Black/African American Females/Female-Identifying students.
Applications open up in late summer or early fall. Please email us directly at [email protected] for late applications, or if you do not see an Application event below.