Who can Participate ?

The challenge is open for the elementary, middle, and high school students from the GCC countries: Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, in addition to Jordan.

Students can join this challenge by designing a remotely operated vehicle to perform specific underwater missions according to every year’s theme.

Any size of a group can work to build a SeaPerch, from a single student to a large group. However, the following recommended group size will maximize the SeaPerch experience and reduce the need for excessive kits while allowing each student to participate:

We recommend that all students take a particular area of engineering and apply it to their team and their SeaPerch ROV build. They can then prepare short lessons on their particular areas of expertise to share them with their teammates. The following student “specialties” are recommended:

Mechanical Engineer

In charge of motors and mechanical systems.

Systems Engineer/Project Overseer

Maintains positive flow, oversees the projects and maintains a record of the build.

Materials Engineer

In charge of structural systems. Checks quality of structure daily.

Presentation Designer

In charge of creating the final SeaPerch presentation.

Electrical Engineer

In charge of control box and control systems. Maintains battery charge.

Technical Writer/Illustrator

In charge of maintaining the engineering notebook.

We also recommend 1 adult supervisor per 4+ team in order to keep the building experience flowing smoothly and to prevent safety mishaps

Challenge Categories

Open Class: For all school students

Middle School Class: Is open for students from primary and preparatory school

High School Class: Is open for students from high school