SEAFUEL (Summer Exploratory Activities Fostering Underwater Energy Learning) is an inquiry-based, STEM exploration program that builds competency and self-confidence through first-hand experience. The program’s core curriculum is designed to encourage high school students to pursue careers in STEM fields, with an emphasis placed on students from underrepresented groups in STEM, namely minorities and girls.
Using applied learning projects and exposure to exciting work environments, SEAFUEL participants learn about underwater energy, mobility, sensing, and communication. This learning is synthesized with computer programming exercises and a final project involving the design and construction of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), which is completed at the end of the program.
SEAFUEL is funded by the Office of Naval Research, enabling on-site programs to remain free of charge. For teachers interested in starting an off-site program, free curriculum is hosted on this site and hardware resources will be coming soon. We're glad to provide support when we can! Please contact us if you have any questions about SEAFUEL.