Underwater Robotics Club Kick-off Event

posted Sep 14, 2018, 10:31 AM by Stephen Schmidt

STEM ROV Club 2018 - 19 Kickoff Event!
Our season begins on Thursday, September 27th.  Join us for an informational meeting at 6pm at the UWSP - Wausau Fieldhouse classroom followed by new member sign up and an opportunity to pilot a remotely operated vehicle in the UW Pool until 7:30pm!  Interested students in grades 6-12 should come with their responsible adult. Light refreshments will be served.
See Club page for more details.

2018 Summer Programs!

posted Mar 28, 2018, 8:15 PM by Stephen Schmidt

More information here

Underwater Robotics Workshop on Washington Island

posted Jun 24, 2017, 8:13 AM by Stephen Schmidt

Who should attend? Middle school & high school students interested in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM)


What? Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) are robotic tools used to perform many underwater tasks, such as repairs, salvage work, ocean and freshwater science, and exploration.  Participants will learn the science behind ROVs, basic soldering, wiring, and coding.  Two hours will be on the pool deck to practice piloting an ROV (7/24), complete a mission at the REC(7/25) and in Lake Michigan! (7/26)


When?  Noon to 4pm July 24 – 26


Where? Washington Island Mosling REC Center Mosling Room and Pool Deck 7/24 & 7/25; Island shore or dock 7/26


How?  RSVP to or text to 715-301-0121 Registration confirmed upon receipt of form and $100 fee by Friday, July 21.  Register soon as space is limited to the first 8 students.


Registration forms may be downloaded & printed from or picked up at the REC.  

Summer offerings update

posted Apr 6, 2017, 12:18 PM by Stephen Schmidt

An updated list of summer programs will be coming soon.  Changes include a discounted price for the remaining programs in the middle school She Science Series (YWCA), and The Science of Art will be offered again in June instead of The Science of Sports.  In addition, there will be an elementary program (open to both girls and boys), The Science of Music in mornings the week of August 14-17.  Stay tuned for further information by visiting the Science Camps page or Follow Us on Facebook.

She Science Series with YWCA

posted Feb 6, 2017, 8:02 AM by Stephen Schmidt

Underwater Robotics Class for 6th - 8th Grade Students!

posted Jan 4, 2017, 12:33 PM by Stephen Schmidt   [ updated Jan 4, 2017, 12:33 PM ]

Horace Mann Middle School 3 - 4:15pm Wednesdays, January 18 - February 22.

Please pass this on to any friends and families who might be interested. More details below...

This after school enrichment program introduces students to the engineering and science of Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROVs). Students work in teams to perform a science experiment, build a virtual ROV and real ROV frame, learn to solder a practice control board, and complete a mission. Watch the video linked below to see an ROV built by Wausau students in action at a competition.

I. ROV Basics
II. Engineering & Design
III. Sea Trials (pool)
IV. Circuitry & Soldering
V. Complete Soldering Project & ROV Frame
VI. Complete a mission

The program is open to any middle school aged student who lives in the Wausau School District.

Contact for more information or to register, complete the permission slip below, print, and deliver or mail to Zoe Morning at Horace Mann Middle School.

2017 ACT Test Prep Workshop Dates

posted Dec 16, 2016, 10:22 AM by Stephen Schmidt   [ updated Dec 16, 2016, 10:23 AM ]

Registration is now open for the 2017 ACT Test Prep Workshops

ScienceMonday, January 23rd, 6-8pm  at Northcentral Technical College Wausau, Campus, Room TBD
        OR        Monday, March 20th, 6-8pm at TBD
Math Monday, February 6th, 6-8pm at Northcentral Technical College, Wausau Campus, Room TBD
        OR        Monday, April 5th, 6-8pm at TBD
Monday, January 30th 6-8pm at Northcentral Technical College, Wausau Campus, Room TBD
    OR    Monday, March 13th 6-8pm at TBD

Visit ACT Test Preparation for details.

Introduction to Arduino Coding Workshop

posted Nov 22, 2016, 11:17 AM by Stephen Schmidt   [ updated Nov 22, 2016, 11:30 AM ]

Saturday, December 3rd 9 am to noon

UWMC Engineering Lab 3rd Floor Main Building

Workshop for middle school and high school students interested in learning some basic coding and use of sensors in robotics.  Participants will work in teams of 2-4 to program a SparkFun RedBot using an Arduino RedBoard. The Arduino platform is an open-source favorite of hobbyists and professionals for all sorts of creative circuitry projects with sensors. 

Space is limited to 16 participants.  Priority is given to STEM ROV Club members. RSVP to by December 1st.  Walk-ins welcomed, space permitting.  Suggested donation between $10 - $20.  

Snapshot Science Club Kits Available for Pre-Order

posted Aug 14, 2016, 11:27 AM by Stephen Schmidt   [ updated Aug 14, 2016, 11:27 AM ]

Snapshot Science is proud to announce that The Best of Snapshot Science Club (K-2) Activity Guide and Kits are now available for pre-order.  Visit the Snapshot Science Club page for more details and links to pre-order.

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