NC-MSEN Robotics (SeaPerch)

The WSSU NC-MSEN Pre-College Program will host its first underwater robotics camp known as SeaPerch.

What is SeaPerch?

SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that teaches teachers and students to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in both classroom or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with a marine engineering theme. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork design skills and are exposed to all the exciting careers that are possible in naval architecture and marine/ocean engineering.

What is the purpose of SeaPerch?

Building a SeaPerch ROV teaches basic skills in ship and submarine design and encourages students to explore naval architecture and ocean engineering principles. Additionally, students gain knowledge of tool safety and technical procedures


  • Is a hands-on education
  • Is fun and challenging
  • Is a curriculum that meets national learning standards
  • Integrates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Teaches the teachers
  • Builds Teamwork and inspires young minds
  • Introduces STEM career discussions

The SeaPerch curriculum has been designed to meet many of the national learning standards identified by the government, as well as the new Common Core standards. With one project, schools are able to teach many of the concepts required for their grade level using a fun, hands-on activity for students. Some of the concepts the students learn during the build include:

  • Ship and submarine design
  • Buoyancy/displacement
  • Propulsion
  • Soldering/tool safety and usage
  • Vectors
  • Electricity/circuits and switches
  • Ergonomics
  • Waterproofing
  • Depth measurement
  • Biological sampling
  • Attenuation of light
  • Moment arm, basic physics of motion
  • Career possibilities

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**A fee of $150 will be charged for each participant and lunch will be provided.




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