Anne Arundel County education briefs

South River team competes at SeaPerch

South River High School STEM students Mary Walker and Sophia Novo-Gradac, both completing the ninth grade, attended the recent 2015 SeaPerch Remotely Operated Vehicle National Competition at the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth as Team Scorpion. The team represented Anne Arundel County Public Schools at the two-day national competition after placing among the top 10 SeaPerch ROV teams at the SeaPerch Secondary Competition at the Naval Academy in April.


For the regional competition, the team was advised by Paula Perry of South River High. Central Middle School science teacher Jeremy Marcus-Wenger became the team's national coach because of his experience with the competitions. The girls competed against more than 100 teams from across the country in a juried poster competition and in-pool technical events.

Since 2008, the SeaPerch Remotely Operated Vehicle program, a STEM initiative sponsored by the Department of Naval Research, the academy and the county schools' Advanced Studies and Programs Office, has provided students an opportunity to engage in marine engineering practices from grades five through 12 through club programs.


Community college hosts math workshops

Anne Arundel Community College is offering free, two-hour Overcoming Math Anxiety workshops for students to learn new approaches and the confidence to succeed in college math courses. No preregistration is required. Those unable to attend an in-person workshop can take an online version at

In-person workshops will be held:

•June 18, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Schwartz Classroom Building, Room 105, 101 College Parkway in Arnold.

•June 20, 10 a.m. to noon in Room 408 of the Regional Center for Higher Education at Arundel Mills, 7009 Arundel Mills Circle in Hanover.

•June 23, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Schwartz Classroom Building, Room 105, 101 College Parkway in Arnold.

•June 25, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Room 103 of Arundel Center North, Glen Burnie Town Center, 101 Crain Highway North.

For information about these workshops or other Anne Arundel Community College math programs, go to