DVFriends students are working hard to complete the 2023 entry in the STEM/STEAM SeaPerch Greater Philadelphia Regional competition.
DVFriends teams have a successful history at the SeaPerch competition. Teams from the school have been competing since 2013 and have won awards for their written and in-person presentations in several of the competitions. DV SeaPerch Dragon Dynamix Engineers won the overall competition three times in 2016, 2019, and 2020. DVFriends has also had two teams compete in the International competition in 2021 and 2022.
In 2020, the DV team won four FIRST PLACE trophies:
*First Place Technical Design Report
*First Place Vehicle Performance
*Overall SeaPerch Champions
*The SeaPerch Ninja Warrior
Seaperch started as an after-school club in 2013, and due to the teams' successes, quickly became a year-long science elective in the upper school.
DV students excel in hands-on learning, and STEM challenges are a great way to stimulate students' creativity, innovation, problem-solving skills, and teamwork. DVFriends provides these experiences across divisions in science, math, art, and, for our lower and middle school students through projects in our Makerspace.