By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

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SeaPerch competition lets middle and high school students test their underwater robotic capabilities at Eastern Washington’s pool


Last updated 3/3/2020 at 10:31am

CHENEY – Most of the time when a teenager is glued to a TV monitor, it’s not necessarily a good thing.

For several hours last Saturday at Eastern Washington University’s pool, teenagers staring at TV monitors was a good sign, one of intensity and focus on the task at hand — fitting a small cap onto a traffic cone during one of the challenge courses at the SeaPerch Robotics competition.

Sponsored by the EWU American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Office of Naval Research, 65-80 middle and high school students in teams of 3-4 converged on the pool to demonstration skil...

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