September 28, 2011

Sea Perch to be featured at Newton North HS Robotics Event & Exhibition, Nov. 19 - Open to the public.

MIT Sea Grant will bring the simple-to-build, remotely operated underwater vehicle called Sea Perch, as well as two autonomous underwater vehicles, Reef Explorer I and II, to Newton North High School, in Newton, Mass.,on Saturday, November 19th. On that date, Newton North will be hosting a joint First Lego League Robotics competition and a community exhibition that brings together groups that offer or create hands-on science, engineering, arts and crafts projects.

About Sea Perch
The Sea Perch is a simple, remotely operated underwater vehicle, or ROV, made from PVC pipe and other inexpensive, easily available materials.

The Sea Perch Program, created by the MIT Sea Grant College Program in 2003, trains educators across the United States and around the world to build the Sea Perch. Teachers then work with students to build their own Sea Perches and deploy them on research missions in nearby bodies of water.

The hands-on Sea Perch experience is a gateway to further study and careers in robotics, engineering, marine sciences and more.


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