Welcome to the RTMS SeaPerch page! Check back in October 2023 for information on the application process.
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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Ms. Quail is a 7th grade Life Science teacher. She has taught in Stafford County for 7 years. In her four years of running the RTMS SeaPerch Club, Ms. Quail has had four teams qualify through regionals for the National SeaPerch Challenge.
2019-2020 RTMS SeaPerch shirts are available to order now! Click the link below to view the three options and place your order. Don't wait - the store closes at midnight on December 10th. Shirts will be delivered to the school and will be handed out at our afterschool SeaPerch meeting.
Students interested in applying for the 2019-2020 RTMS SeaPerch program should see Ms. Quail in room 216 to pick up an application packet ASAP. Applications and teacher recommendations are due back to Ms. Quail no later than Friday, November 8. Late applications will not be accepted. A list of students who have been accepted into the program will be posted outside room 216 on Thursday, November 14. We will meet from 3:15 until 5:00 most Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning on November 19. The program culminates with a regional competition in March.