Since students are out from school until August, administrators hope they're not turning their brains off for the summer. So some are taking their advice, by taking part in the SeaPerch Science Camp at the Naval Surface Warfare Center.
On Wednesday, about 15 Sea Cadets from near and far worked on a vital piece of the program. They built a SeaPerch, a remotely-operated underwater vehicle. The ROV will eventually be put to the test this weekend.
On their mission students navigate the ROV through an obstacle course. Organizers say this hands-on activity promotes team work while integrating engineering and technology.
"It's great that we're taking these young cadets, the future of our navy and exposing them to these stem ideas ahead of time to get them interested in this." Bill Porter, NSWC Engineer says.
The Sea Perch program is available to all groups. The Sea Cadets chose to make it a week long experience. The program is expected to conclude this weekend after they test their devices in the water.
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