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Navy Great Lakes SeaPerch Competition 2019


Calling all SeaPerch engineers! The National Museum of the American Sailor and Recruit Training Command invite you to participate in the 2019 Regional Navy Great Lakes SeaPerch Competition. On Saturday, April 6 SeaPerch teams will take to the pool and test their robots in a series of challenges inspired by real-world events. The top four winners advance to the National SeaPerch Challenge in Washington D.C.

Registration for the Regional Navy Great Lakes competition ends March 15. Sign up here:


What is SeaPerch?

SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build their ROV using pre-assembled kits and a STEM curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. Throughout the project, students learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.

Who can participate and how long does it take to build a ROV?

SeaPerch is designed for middle and high school students. SeaPerch recommends one ROV kit for teams of 2-4 students. It takes approximately 10 hours to build and test a SeaPerch kit, but the SeaPerch curriculum is adaptable to each group’s needs and learning outcomes. Some schools spend a whole semester building their SeaPerch, whereas out-of-school groups may dedicate only a few weekends.

For more information about SeaPerch or to purchase kits, please visit the SeaPerch website:

Questions about the Navy Great Lakes SeaPerch Competition? Contact LT. John Blake at 847.688.7536, ext. 2 or