National SeaPerch Challenge

LSU Hosts U.S. Navy National SeaPerch Challenge | May 20-21





Dr. Bridgette Davis serves as the principal investigator, director, and designer for the Gulf Coast Academy for Science Literacy in which she is responsible for creating and implementing professional development training for middle school teachers using STEM modules with embedded literacy instruction.

Dr. Davis is the director of the Gulf Coast Regional SeaPerch Challenge. She is an assistant professor in the School of Education at LSU.






SeaPerch Impact

  • 80% of students in one SeaPerch program are now considering careers in STEM
  • As of 2016, there has been a SeaPerch program each of the 50 states, plus Puerto Rico
  • SeaPerch is in ten countries and growing
  • 300,000 student participants since the program’s inception in 2007
  • More than 17,000 teachers and mentors have participated since the program’s inception in 2007
  • 4.5 million contact hours since SeaPerch’s inception in 2007


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Event Partnership Opportunities Available

  • Sponsorships accepted online or checks made payable to the LSU Foundation with National SeaPerch Challenge in the memo mailed to:
              LSU SeaPerch, 204 Peabody Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.
  • Corporate levels start at $1,000 and individuals may participate at any level.
  • Investments in this event help to support our student participants with this hands-on STEM educational opportunity.
  • Click Support SeaPerch below, or email Stacey Howell at for more information.






SeaPerchEvents at a Glance


Louisiana Regional SeaPerch Challenge

April 9, 2016  |   Baton Rouge, La.


Gulf Coast Regional SeaPerch Challenge

April 23, 2016  |  Biloxi, Ms.


National SeaPerch Challenge

May 20-21, 2016  |  LSU Natatorium and LSU Carl Maddox Fieldhouse

Spectators and volunteers may register at the National SeaPerch Challenge site.




Questions? Email us or call at 225-578-8763.


you may also visit us at SEAPERCH.ORG



About SeaPerch

SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater remotely operated vehicle. SeaPerch is a K-12 Educational Outreach program sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, or ONR, and managed by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation, or AUVSIF. It is one of the Navy’s signature outreach programs. Since its inception in 2007, more than 300,000 students and 17,000 teachers and mentors have participated garnering 4.5 million contact hours. About 80 percent of the students report an interest in a STEM career after participating in SeaPerch. The SeaPerch program has been has been offered in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. It is also offered in 10 countries.

About LSU School of Education

The LSU School of Education, or SOE, offers graduate and undergraduate programs in curriculum and instruction and in educational leadership, research and counseling. The school’s mission is to prepare P-12 educational professionals to be leaders, practitioners and scholars knowledgeable in contemporary educational issues. Visit the School of Education at

About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education, or CHSE, is a nationally accredited division of LSU. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer eight undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The college is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research and service and is continually working to improve its programs. Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at



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