Sea, Air and Land Challenge is an Office of Naval Research Sponsored program, in which teams of high school students learn the engineering process through the design of a system relevant to the Department of Defense. The systems are then used to compete in challenges that mimic missions encountered by the military, national security agencies and first responders.
Sea, Air and Land Challenge provides the opportunity for high school students to tackle difficult engineering tasks while working with educators and industry mentors. The teams have twelve to sixteen weeks to design unmanned vehicles and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) payloads to compete in predefined sets of challenges. The challenges are designed by engineers at Penn State Electro-Optics Center and by some of the country’s finest Navy SEALs and Green Berets.
Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is where jobs are today and where the job growth will be in the future. The military’s role in science, technology, engineering and math starts with our war fighters, and our national security is dependent upon it. We need a technological advantage.
This program is intended to introduce high school students to career opportunities they may not have otherwise known existed and to help high school educators and administrators, implement a successful STEM program into their school district given budget, time and resource constraints.
Become an innovator, researcher and leader!
The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division in Crane, Indiana did a terrific job hosting a challenge event last year. They enlisted a local high school media department to prepare a video of the competition. Check out the video directed and produced by WHSH Radio/TV Broadcasting Class from Washington High School, Washington, Indiana!