In this initiative of The Citizen Science Lab, Black/African-American students build their ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts and then navigate it through aquatic obstacle courses. Throughout this year-long experience, participants learn engineering concepts, problem-solving, teamwork, and technical applications of robotics and engineering.
The SeaPerch curriculum teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. SeaPerch is an innovative nationwide underwater robotics initiative that equips students with the resources and support to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).
Transportation from the students’ school to The Citizen Science Lab- South Hills will be provided for those that need it.
Teams will meet weekly on either Mondays (Female/Female-Identifying Group) or Wednesdays (Male/Male Identifying Group) from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Teams will be grouped by age.
All participants will be provided dinner from 6:00 PM – 6:30PM.
The SeaPerch Initiative Application
The MONDAY SeaPerch session and is open to Black/African American Females/Female-Identifying students.