LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas and Arkansas 4-H are hosting the 2021 Arkansas SeaPerch Challenge, an underwater robotics competition through Wednesday. Due to the current pandemic, the competition is a virtual event.
Photos: 2020 competition A new addition to the challenge is for teams to present ideas on how to use this technology in a real-world setting. The goal is to ignite students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).The winner of the Arkansas SeaPerch Challenge will advance to the International SeaPerch Challenge that will be held virtually June 4-5. Teams will compete in similar events of the state challenge.
“The students participating in the 2021 event and other students throughout Arkansas have displayed an impressive ability to adapt to conditions caused by the current pandemic,” says Rob Roedel, director of corporate communications for the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas. “Arkansas’ electric cooperatives are dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities that we serve. By working with our long-time partner, Arkansas 4-H, we consider programs like SeaPerch to fuel innovation and STEM-based intuitive learning for future leaders.”
To learn more about the SeaPerch initiative, visit seaperch.org.
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