PHILADELPHIA — Many of Germantown Academy’s Honors Engineering students recently competed in the Greater Philadelphia SeaGlide Challenge and the Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge at Temple University.
The GA SeaGlide team, Big Blue, won first place in Tier 2 in both the vehicle performance competition and the marketing campaign, which consisted of a video commercial and presentation.
The SeaGlide Competition is an autonomous underwater vehicle science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics educational program and competition. A SeaGlide is a miniature underwater glider that moves by changing its buoyancy, taking in or expelling water and shifting its center of gravity so it may dive or rise in the water.
The GA SeaPerch team, G.A.N.E. (Germantown Academy Naval Engineering), won second place in both the vehicle performance competition and the presentation.
The Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge is open to middle schools and high schools in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware region. The goal is to increase student interest in robotics, science, mathematics, engineering and technology and to introduce students to naval engineering.