Ringgold students boost STEM skills with SeaPerch team
Ringgold High School’s SeaPerch team gives students interested in engineering an opportunity for hands-on experience. Advised by local engineers, including one member of the district’s school board, and a faculty sponsor, the group works to design and build a robot that they can manipulate remotely underwater. They start with a provided kit and make modifications to it depending on how the team chooses to have the robot complete assigned tasks. The students use the school’s pool to test their work. SeaPerch is a program sponsored by the U.S. Navy which provides opportunities for teams to compete against each other at the regional and national levels. In April, Ringgold’s team will compete at a regional contest in Pittsburgh, according to an article in the Observer-Reporter.