Congratulations to STEM Club on their three first-place finishes in the Sea, Air, and Land Divisions of the SeAL Challenge.
The Sea Air and Land Challenge is an Office of Naval Research sponsored program, in which teams of high school aged students learn about the engineering process through the design and build of a robotic system. The systems are then used to compete in challenges relevant to the Department of Defense which mimic missions encountered by the military, national security agencies and first responders.
The Sea Air and Land Challenge provides the opportunity for high school students to tackle a difficult engineering task while working with educators and engineering mentors. The teams have twelve to sixteen weeks (one semester) to design and build unmanned vehicles and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) payloads to compete in the Challenge of their choice – teams may build submersibles for the Sea Challenge, drones for the Air Challenge or rovers for the Land Challenge. The challenges are designed by engineers at the Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory and by some of the country’s finest Navy SEALs and Green Berets.
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is where jobs are today and where the job growth will be in the future. The military’s role in STEM starts with our war fighters, and our national security is dependent upon it. This program will introduce high school students to career opportunities that they may not have known existed and to help high school educators and administrators, implement a successful STEM program into their school district given budget, time and resource constraints.
Hollidaysburg Area Jr./Sr. High
STEM Club Advisor