What is SeaGlide?
Sailing with SeaGlide
Currently, mathematics- and science-related jobs are booming, so it is crucial to improve STEM education. One of the missions of the U.S. Navy is to promote student engagement with STEM topics. To achieve this, the Navy has implemented multiple competition-oriented projects, including SeaGlide.
SeaGlide is geared towards high school students who are willing to challenge their STEM skills in an interactive, competitive environment. The goal of SeaGlide is to have students design, test, and build an underwater glider that successfully completes the mission of the competition for that year.
A team at Temple University's College of Science and Technology within the STEM Education Network has been working to develop an associated curriculum to enhance students' capabilities of designing a top-tier glider.
This curriculum will be freely accessible by interested educators and will include daily lessons. Sailing with SeaGlide is divided into eight topics or modules, each of which contains between five and ten lessons. Some examples of these modules are electrical circuits, water chemistry, data analytics, and sensor technology. The lessons are designed so that students fully understand the science of SeaGlide and so that educators have all supports necessary for teaching the SeaGlide curriculum.