Tulsa Alliance for Engineering offers unique training for instructors
The Tulsa Alliance for Engineering hosted a SeaPerch workshop for 40 educators from across northeastern Oklahoma on July 30. Faculty members of the United States Naval Academy taught instructors how to build a SeaPerch, an underwater robot. The University of Tulsa hosted the workshop in its new J. Newton Rayzor Hall.
The goal of the workshop is for teachers to instruct their students how to build the underwater remotely operated vehicles, or ROVs, when they return to school in a few weeks. From elementary teachers to college professors, the event was attended by a variety of instructors.
More than 30,000 students across the country have built SeaPerch ROVs. This was the first time that SeaPerch training has been offered in Oklahoma.
The Tulsa Alliance for Engineering is made up of six post-secondary institutions with the goal of introducing engineering career opportunities to young people. Members of the Alliance are Tulsa Tech, Tulsa Community College, Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa and University of Tulsa.
For more information about SeaPerch, visit http://www.seaperch.org/index.ShareThis