This workshop will focus on the introductory SCOUT competition level. Participants in this workshop will assemble the SeaMATE Store PufferFish kit of parts and a frame for an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV).
This workshop is designed for instructors and mentors who are engaged in STEM co-curricular and extracurricular initiatives in both schools and communities. Content lessons and guidelines are utilized during the workshop. The PufferFish kit and guide are aligned to Common Core Standards for ELA and Math, NGSS, ITEEA, ISTE, and P21’s Frameworks for 21st Century Learning.
The workshop is taking place October 21st – 22nd, at ETSU’s Valleybrook Campus.
The workshop fee is $350, which covers the cost of the PufferFish kit and required materials, including a hard cover copy of the Underwater Robotics: Science, Design, and Fabrication (Revised Edition) textbook. Instructors and mentors may be eligible for funds to cover this fee via the following grants:
- Niswonger Foundation Department of Education. This grant supports instructors and mentors in rural communities participating in the STEM LD collaborative facilitated through STREAMWORKS.
- Tennessee Valley Robotics. This grant supports instructors and mentors in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) service area.
NOTE: Instructors and mentors must cover their own travel expenses.
Please contact Dennis Courtney (firstname.lastname@example.org) to inquire about grant funds.