FAU Teams Win Top Awards at SeaPerch Competition
Six teams from Florida Atlantic University High School and A.D. Henderson University School (ADHUS) recently competed in the 2018 International SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Championship at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
FAU High School’s all-female rookie minority team, Shapoppin’ SeaOwls, won first place in the advanced division for their engineering notebook and engineering presentation. ADHUS’s middle school team, SeaOwls Karma, won second place in the advanced division for their engineering notebook and engineering presentation. They also won third place overall in the advanced division.
This year there were more than 175 teams from all over the world to compete in two pool events and submitted engineering notebooks one month before the tournament.
“I am so extremely proud of our SeaOwls and their accomplishment both in and out of the pool at UMASS Dartmouth this weekend,” said Allan Phipps, STEM coordinator for A.D. Henderson University School.“Our students represented FAU well on the international stage and showed the world we are pursuing innovation in engineering and design.”
The SeaPerch program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science and mathematics. Building an underwater ROV teaches students basic skills in ship and submarine design, while encouraging them to explore opportunities in naval architecture and ocean engineering.