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STEAM Design Challenge is Looking for Middle Schoolers:

The Ocean School (TOS), in partnership with The Bay Foundation (TBF) and the Center for Santa Monica Bay Studies at Loyola Marymount U. (LMU), will host 24 middle school students on August 20-21, 9:00am-3:00pm, at the LMU Campus Pool for a workshop to design and build underwater remote operated vehicles (ROVs).  

These high-tech submarines provide a unique opportunity for kids to experience the hands-on value and fun of STEAM learning, alongside experts in the field.  The design challenge is open to rising 5th-7th grade students. 

Students will be introduced to the basic principles of buoyancy and thrust as they are guided through a discovery-based process in small teams.  

They will have the opportunity to experience the full scope of an engineering challenge, from concept design through final testing.  At the workshop’s conclusion, each design team’s model ROV will be able to compete in the LMU pool, navigating an underwater obstacle course against the clock.  Several high-tech ROVs will also be on display.

This workshop offers an example of the “21st Century Learning” that many believe to be the most effective educational model for the future.

“21st Century Learning applies a new set of approaches to instruction that actively engage the students in their education and require them to apply their learning to real-world challenges,” states Ocean School founder, Jeff McConaghy.  “Students are empowered to move beyond just thinking about the world’s problems towards actually solving them!“

The workshop registration fee is $150 per student, which includes all materials, instruction, lunch both days, and a tee-shirt.  The workshop will also feature special guest Kevin Klemens, CEO of Endurance Marine Exploration, who will share what is transpiring in the professional world of ROVs.  To register students for the weekend workshop, families should go to www.TheOceanSchool.org.

For more information about The Ocean School or the workshop, please contact Jeff McConaghy at jmcconaghy@theoceanschool.org.

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