Two Teams Advance to Nationals in SeaPerch Competition
Georgetown ISD hosted a SeaPerch Regional Competition at the Georgetown Recreation Center on March 2, where two district teams took home first and second place, earning them both a spot at the National Competition in June.
More than 44 high school, middle school, and elementary teams from Georgetown and Bryan ISD’s competed in the annual competition.
The regional competition consisted of four evolutions: grading of teams’ engineer notebooks, the new mission, search and rescue challenge course, speed obstacle course, and interviews.
The top three high school teams and top six middle and elementary school teams with the best scores advanced to the interview portion of the competition.
Placing first in the high school division was Team Axolotls of Georgetown High School with Team Deep SeaPerch of Richarte High School placing second.
Both teams will compete nationally in the 2019 SeaPerch Challenge to be held June 1-2 at The University of Maryland.
Students in the SeaPerch program develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills in a collaborative setting, attributes that model the district's Learner Profile and are highly desired by employers.
SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater remote-operated vehicle (ROV).
Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme.