Sea Perch Institute

Sea Perch Institute is an innovative, yearlong teacher training course and a project-based, hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program for students. Under the mentorship of MIT Sea Grant educators and engineers, teachers work with their students to design, prototype, and implement a solution to a directed ocean engineering challenge. At the end of the school year, teams are invited to the MIT campus for the Sea Perch Institute Challenge final event.

Sea Perch Institute builds on MIT Sea Grant's work with the Sea Perch - a simple, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that high school and middle school students can build in their classrooms or after school programs. 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 and deploy the Sea Perch.

Sea Perch Institute Challenge 2011

For the 2010-2011 academic year, Sea Perch Institute teams were asked to respond to a disaster—they had to react to, investigate, and contain an underwater oil spill. Learn more about the SPI Challenge 2011

Sea Perch Institute Challenge 2010

For the 2009-2010 school year, Sea Perch Institute teams conducted a search and salvage mission. Learn more about the SPI Challenge 2010

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Engineering Educator
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