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Naugatuck's City Hill Students Win Regional SeaPerch Robotics Competition

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Naugatuck Board of Education                             Contact: Superintendent Sharon Locke

Contact: Jennifer Gelband                                  Naugatuck Public Schools

Communications Specialist                                 Tel: (203) 720-5265

Tel: (203) 720-5265 x1062                                March 21, 2017




NAUGATUCK, Conn.; March 21, 2017—  The City Hill Middle School girls SeaPerch team came in first place at the championships at Plainville High School last week. The team also won a place at the 2017 National Challenge in Atlanta, GA., in May.


One of City Hill Middle School’s boys teams also won a trophy, coming in second place in the Sea Perch challenge after scoring 17 points, just shy of first place. A 7th grade team of one girl and two boys came in joint third in the same category.


“We went from one point last year to coming first, second and third this year, with a lot more schools competing,” said Alison Stephens, tech ed teacher at City Hill. “We’re all over the moon.”


SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.

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