San Diego SeaPerch Tournaments

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Seaperch tournaments put students’ STEM talents and teamwork to the test

Photo by Rebecca Jefferis Williamson Students participates in the Seaperch Tournament held May 9 at the La Mesa Municipal Pool in underwater robotics, maneuvering the ROVs through an underwater obstacle course.

Seaperch’s motto of teach-build-become is an apt collection of words to signify exactly what they want to do. The Seaperch Tournament hosted this weekend at the La Mesa Municipal Pool and next weekend as well is a motto in action.

SeaPerch is the name given to an outbranch competition of the Exploring STEM careers Initiative (ESCI), a National Science Foundation funded grant to SDSU‘s Research Foundation, in collaboration with the San Diego Science Alliance.

It is a nationwide program that gives students the opportunity to learn about mathematics, robotics engineering, and science. Building skills like ship and submarine design, it encourages students to explore naval architecture, ocean engineering principles.

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