Exploring STEM by Exploring the Final (Earthly) Frontier

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In this presentation, retired oceanographer, Dr. Peter Howd, will highlight the STEM Discovery Lab’s recent efforts to merge the hands-on experience of building a simple underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the Sea Perch, supplemented by challenges drawn from the disciplines of oceanography and engineering. After a quick overview of the Sea Perch program, recent advances in ocean exploration will be presented along with ideas for NGSS-based activities that highlight the opportunities and wonders of exploring extreme environments.


STEM Connection Series brings together scientists, engineers, teachers, informal educators, and volunteers to learn about interesting, timely topics related to STEM for the purpose of motivating educators to inquire, explore, and share new information with students. Topics range from deep sea exploration to implications of climate change on the maple industry.