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Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
CCSU Main Campus, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT
Pat Foster, Gregory Kane
Copernicus Hall, Rm 101
August 4, 2017
Audience: Students entering grades 7 through 12 in the Fall 2017.
Each student will design, build, and keep their own working SeaPerch underwater robot from scratch. The SeaPerch build will be supervised by Connecticut teachers that have had extensive experience in SeaPerch.
SeaPerch (seaperch.org) is a program in which students build and test (at the CCSU pool) underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme, including basic submarine design and naval architecture.
The SeaPerch experience will culminate with a trip to the Naval Submarine Museum, the home of the historic submarine Nautilus in Groton Connecticut. The student will tour the submarine and museum guided by a submarine sailor who served aboard both nuclear and conventional submarines.
SeaPerch bolsters basic concepts in science and engineering, as well as tool safety and technical procedures.
This program is sponsored by Henkel.
Before joining the CCSU faculty in 2001, Pat Foster was a classroom teacher in Indiana and Arizona. Thousands of elementary-school children have participated in workshops he has conducted since 1995.
Gregory Kane first got involved with robotics as the State Consultant for Technology Education with the Connecticut Department of Education. He first organized the State Lego League and the state VEX competitions as well as the State SeaPerch underwater ROV competitions. Recently he has taken over the responsibility for organizing the NEW State VEX IQ competition for elementary and middle school students. Greg has coordinated and taught at many teacher robotics workshops and has presented on various robotic platforms at professional conferences around the country. Greg started the CCSU Student Summer Robotic Immersion programs four years ago. He is a certified technology education teacher and adjunct member of the CCSU faculty.