National SeaPerch Competition

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) will host more than 1,500 students, teachers, coaches, family and guests at the 7th National SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Championships from 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 20, 2017, at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) McAuley Aquatic Center.                            

SeaPerch is a robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). More than 200 student teams will participate, including regional winners from middle and high schools as well as from 4-H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, home schoolers, and other groups who have earned the right to compete against their peers on the national stage.

Schedule of Events

Opening Ceremony: 8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Georgia Tech McAuley Aquatics Center

Dr. Andrew Gerber, GTRI Director

Leigh McCook, GTRI Division Chief & Director of STEM Outreach

Capt. Dave Bouve, Director of Advertising and Marketing
Navy Recruiting Command

Cmdr. Luis Molina, Deputy Head Sea Warfare and Weapons Department
Office of Naval Research

Pool Competition & Engineering Notebook Presentations: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Awards Ceremony: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Georgia Tech McAuley Aquatics Center

Lizanne DeStefano, Ph.D., Executive Director, Georgia Tech Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathmatics and Computing (CEISMC)

Capt. Michael R. Coughlin, Commanding Officer
Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division

Event Details


  • Saturday, May 20, 2017
    8:45 am - 6:00 pm
Location: McAuley Aquatic Center, 750 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA, 30318
Phone: (404) 385-7529

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