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Arkansas 4-H SeaPerch Challenge 2022

Two boys sitting at edge of pool, ready to launch their SeaPerch ROV in to the water.The Arkansas 4-H SeaPerch Challenge is held every year as a qualifier for the International SeaPerch Challenge.

This year, the Arkansas 4-H SeaPerch Challenge will be held at Bryant Parks & Recreation Aquatic Center (Bishop Park) on March 11, 2022. COVID-19 safety protocols will need to be followed and more information about scheduling for the event will be posted soon.

As in years past, the registration will be through your local county extension office.  and team registrations will be $80/team. We will have the Open, Junior Stock & Senior Stock Classes available. Registraion will need to be completed by NOON on Friday, February 18, 2022.

Blue and green SeaPerch logo with outlines of 2 fish on the left side.

There are many resources available for the SeaPerch Challenge. Listed below are a few that have been found most useful. Click here   for last year's webinar describing details about the SeaPerch program and the 2020 SeaPerch Challenge. Be sure to check out the 2022 Challenge Course information as that section has changed. Feel free to contact your local county extension office  with any questions.

 

The 2022 Arkansas 4-H SeaPerch Challenge will have the classes listed below. For a full breakdown of the classes for your teams check out this document..

  • Junior Stock Class: This class is for Junior competitors (ages 9 - 14) that are competing in the stock class ($25 limit on modifications & limit to 3 SeaPerch thrusters)
  • Senior Stock Class: This class is for Senior competitors (ages 15 - 19) that are competing in the stock class ($25 limit on modifications & limit to 3 SeaPerch thrusters)
  • Open Class: This class is for Junior or Senior competitors (any age) that are competing in the open class (no budget or thruster restrictions)

This year, teams will have 4 events for teams to be scored for placement. Details about scheduling will be announced shortly. An OPTIONAL new event will be the Real-World Innovation Poster. Check out the info below.

  • Engineering Design: This is an updated version of the Engineering Notebook. This is now a 5 page (maximum) document that outlines the Engineering Design Process for the team. Check out these instructions for the report. Follow the rubric   carefully to make sure you get all the easy points! This will be a digital submission and must be submitted to Lori Canada lcanada@uada.edu by March 4 at 4:30, please put SeaPerch Report - TEAM NAME.
  • Team Interview: 4-H strives to develop well-rounded individuals that excel in soft skills such as presentation and interviews. Each team may present their ROV to a panel of judges. Components of the presentation include introduction of team, design of the ROV, modifications to fulfill tasks, successes, challenges, engineering design process. Each member of the team must have a roll in the presentation (even if it is just introducing themselves). Team members will have 5 minutes to include the content from the video submission instructions. The format is still to be determined and teams will be notified as soon as possible. THIS WILL NOT BE VIDEO SUBMISSIONS but will be an interview via Zoom or in-person.  A short Q&A time will be at the end of the interview by the judging panel. Possible Interview questions. and scoring rubric.
  • Challenge Course: The challenge course changes each year. This year, it follows along with the space themed to complete tasks. For full information of this year's courses check it out here. In this pool course, teams will accumilate points for ranking. Rubric
  • Obstacle Course: The obstacle course is a series of 5 hoops that allows for teams to navigate through the water. This is a timed event and will have 2 chances to run to get their best time. SeaPerch Obstacle Course Image
  • Real-World Innovation Poster: This is a NEW event for the SeaPerch Challenge. This will allow for teams to think outside the box and how the ROV technology can be utilized for real world applications. Check out the instructions for the poster and rubric for direction.

2022 Competition Details

The competition will be held in-person on Monday, April 11, 2022 at Bryant Parks and Recreation Aquatic Center (Bishop Park). Registration is due at noon on Friday, February 18, 2022. 

The Engineering Notebook has been replaced with the Technical Design Report. This report is a 5 page maximum report with the following sections. 

1. Abstract (1/2 page)

2. Task Overview (1/2 page)

3. Design Approach (2 pages)

4. Experimental Results (1 page)

5. Reflection & Next Steps (1 page)

6. Acknowledgements (no page limit)

7. References (no page limit)

Be sure to check the resources below for full details of the report and the rubric. Be sure to check the rubric for those EASY points!

Technical Design reports are due to Lori Canada via email on Friday, March 4 at 4:30 p.m. Please include in the subject line SeaPerch Report - TEAM NAME. 

Technical Design Report Details  Report RUBRIC

Each team will have a 5 minute presentation to a panel of judges. Please include in the presentation the content for video submission. THIS WILL NOT BE A VIDEO SUBMISSION. A few minutes of Q&A will follow the presentation. Possible interview questions

Interview times will be announced after registration. It has not been determined to be in-person or via Zoom. We will notify you as soon as decisions are made.

Interview Instructions & Questions  Team Interview Scoring Rubric

We will have participation in both of the obstacle course and mission (challenge) course. Be sure to check out the pools rules along with the scoresheets for each course that we will be using.

Pool Rules and Guidelines

Mission Scoresheet Obstacle Scoresheet

As the NEWEST portion of the SeaPerch Challenge, this allows for teams to think about how they can utilize the SeaPerch ROV technology into new and innovative ways to solve real-world problems and apply them to situations. Have your teams submit a poseter explaining how they would use the technology of the ROV in relevant ways around them. This allows for thinking outside the box to utilize these technologies in ways that may make tasks more effecient, more productive, or easier. 

Submit posters to Lori Canada by March 4 @ 4:30

Real Wolrd Innovation Instructions Real-World Innovation Rubric

 

 

2022 Competition Results

Congratulations to all the teams for competing this year! 

Junior Team Winners

*1st Place - The Wave Shockers, Grant County, Jaxson A., Luke D., Kaylynn C., Hannah N.

2nd Place - Submarine Crew, Madison County, Ashley Y., Jayden G., Tucker Y., Elijah F.

3rd Place - Bassy, Grant County, Garrett K., Priyam Laxmi., Gavin M., Caleb N.

Senior Team Winners

*1st Place - Trumpinator, Madison County, Colton E., Trevor E..

2nd Place - RoboClovers, Madison County, Tucker S., Laven F., Austin F.

3rd Place - Knight Rider, Madison County, Levi H., Vallie Y., Landri H.

Open Team Winners

*1st Place - BZBot2, Washington County, Ash W., Ryuji A.

2nd Place - True Speed, Sacred Heart School, Annie P., Ben P., Jack H., Dexter F., Ben J.

 

*International SeaPerch Challenge Qualifier

Junior Team Winners

1st Place - Underdogs, Howard County, Kody O., Kaden O., Calvin W., Lucas A.

2nd Place - Moon Walkers, Howard County, Asher H., Ace M., Tyler H., Torey H.

3rd Place - Sharknado, Benton County, Wyatt R., Colton R., Thatcher H., Srihith K.

Senior Team Winners

1st Place - RoboClovers, Madison County, Tucker S., Laven F., Austin F.

2nd Place - The Empire, Howard County, Anthony T., Christian T., Kat Chambers., Killis W.

3rd Place - Trumpinator, Madison County, Colton E., Trevor E.

Open Team Winners

1st Place - BZBot2, Washington County, Ash W., Ryuji A.

2nd Place - True Speed, Sacred Heart School, Annie P., Ben P., Jack H., Dexter F., Ben J.

Junior Team Winners

1st Place - Amazing Axolotls, Benton County, Cohen, Quentin C., Norah B., Leo T., Alex T.

2nd Place - Robo-Foxes, Benton County, Calan P., Malachi B., Remi F., Shiloh F.

3rd Place - Underdogs, Howard County, Kody O., Kaden O., Calvin W., Lucas A.

Senior Team Winners

1st Place - Knight Rider, Madison County, Levi H., Vallie Y., Landri H.

2nd Place - Maynard Seaperch 1, Randolph County, Kristin P., Trinity l., Siddalee R., Dani D.

3rd Place - RoboClovers, Madison County, Tucker S., Laven F., Austin F.

Open Team Winners

1st Place - BZBot2, Washington County, Ash W., Ryuji A.

2nd Place - True Speed, Sacred Heart School, Annie P., Ben P., Jack H., Dexter F., Ben J.

Junior Team Winners

1st Place - Team Shema, Madison CountyCade W., Corbin W., Eli W., Rosalyn A.

2nd Place - The Wave Shockers, Grant County, Jaxson A., Luke D., Kaylynn C., Hannah N.

3rd Place (tie) - Bassy, Grant County, Garrett K., Priyam Laxmi., Gavin M., Caleb N.

3rd Place (tie) - Submarine Crew, Madison County, Ashley Y., Jayden G., Tucker Y., Elijah F.

Senior Team Winners

1st Place - Trumpinator, Madison County, Colton E., Trevor E.

2nd Place - Knight Rider, Madison County, Levi H., Vallie Y., Landri H.

3rd Place - Sea Hornets, Saline County, Zaylie Mejia, Angelene C., Blaine W., Christian N.

Open Team Winners

1st Place - BZBot2, Washington County, Ash W., Ryuji A.

2nd Place - True Speed, Sacred Heart School, Annie P., Ben P., Jack H., Dexter F., Ben J.

Junior Team Winners

1st Place - The Challengers, Grant County, Jacob T., Morgan B., Brently G., Kahlan M.

2nd Place - Bassy, Grant County, Garrett K., Priyam Laxmi., Gavin M., Caleb N.

3rd Place - The Wave Shockers, Grant County, Jaxson A., Luke D., Kaylynn C., Hannah N.

Senior Team Winners

1st Place - RoboClovers, Madison County, Tucker S., Laven F., Austin F.

2nd Place - The Empire, Howard County, Anthony T., Christian T., Kat Chambers., Killis W.

3rd Place - Trumpinator, Madison County, Colton E., Trevor E.

Open Team Winners

1st Place - BZBot2, Washington County, Ash W., Ryuji A.

2nd Place - True Speed, Sacred Heart School, Annie P., Ben P., Jack H., Dexter F., Ben J.

1st Place - Maynard SeaPerch 1, Randolph County, Kristin P., Trinity L., Siddalee R., Dani D.

2nd Place - SeaHornets, Saline County, Zaylie M., Angelene C., Blaine W., Christian N.

 

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