Posted on 04/02/2018
PHS Students with remote controlled submarinesPlainville High School students in faculty members Mark Chase and David Gaignard’s STEM and Engineering classes recently competed in the annual SEAPERCH competition hosted at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut. Members of CCSU's Technology and Engineering Department along with Navy divers worked together to coordinate the event. A SEAPERCH is a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) designed to travel under water and complete a variety of different challenges like retrieving rings or cubes at the bottom of the pool and completing an obstacle course in the shortest amount of time. By participating in this activity, students applied engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical skills while working together in teams. Over 100 students from school districts across the state participated in the various competitions trying to obtain the most points.