The Wisconsin Maritime Museum and STEMpunk 4531 Robotics Team are excited to announce the session dates for our 2nd Annual ROV Summer Camp - a Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) camp for youth ages 12-14! Mark your calendars and sign up today!
Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) are remote submersible vehicles utilized to explore underwater environments. ROVs are key tools in a variety of water related fields including maritime archaeology, freshwater science, environmental science, education, a variety of military applications, and more!
STEMulate your child's thinking, sign them up for our 2017 ROV Summer Camp today!
2017 Sessions (Times for ALL SESSIONS| Sat. 9a-4p, Sun. 12p-4p):
Registration Fee: $50.00
Students will work closely with our high school robotics mentors from competitive robotics team STEMpunk to explore and apply key concepts in physics and electrical engineering by working collaboratively to build their own Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Student-built ROV's will be deployed to compete and complete challenges within an above ground pool.
Additionally, students will explore potential career tracks related to STEM disciplines, and ROVs in particular. Programming will include an on-the-water experience aboard the Skyline Princess tour boat, and deployment of the museum's commercial-grade ROV over a shipwreck in the proposed National Marine Sanctuary. Students will have opportunities to connect with STEM professionals including maritime archaeologists, electrical engineers, recreational divers, and other related professionals.
SPACE IS LIMITED! SIGN UP TODAY!
For more information, contact:
Matt Kadow, Education Director
Under the guidance of high school student-mentors from our partners at STEMPunk, middle school students from throughout the region engaged in a multi-day, experiential learning program that allowed them to dive deep into the STEM concepts surrounding underwater robotics research and development. From theory to application, the participants worked collaboratively in teams to build and test their own ROV. The also received an on-the-water experience with Maritime Archeologists from the Wisconsin Historical Society to deploy the museum's professional ROV and explore actual wrecks in the proposed Wisconsin-Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary.