FIVE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOLS REPRESENT UTRGV AT NATIONAL SEAPERCH CHALLENGE

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Teams from Harlingen High School, Harlingen Early College High School, Los Fresnos High School, San Isidro High School and Rio Hondo High School represented UTRGV in May at the National SeaPerch Challenge in Atlanta, Georgia.
The five local high school teams earned the opportunity to compete after winning at the U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge, the regional competition hosted by UTRGV during Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week last October.
SeaPerch is a K-12 underwater robotics program sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research that provides students with the opportunity to learn about STEM concepts and careers while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum.
The National SeaPerch Challenge was held at the Georgia Tech Aquatics Center, home of the water events held during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
SeaPerch is managed by the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation (AUVSI).
UTRGV will host the Regional SeaPerch Competition this year on Friday, Oct.6, during HESTEC Week.
Please visit this link for more information about HESTEC. To learn more about how to participate in this competition, contact hestec@utrgv.edu.