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Robotics Camp for kids to focus on building STEM skills

June 16, 2016

Creative and high-tech engineering will take center stage at the upcoming Robotics Camp at Nicolet College.

Open to students entering seventh or eighth grade in the fall, participants will expand their talents in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as they build a sophisticated robot.

The eight-day camp will run from 8 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays July 18 to 21 and again July 25 to 28 in the White Pine Center on the Nicolet College Campus. Cost is $132.50. Snacks will be provided each day and all participants will receive a t-shirt. Seating is limited with students admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration deadline is Friday, July 1.

“During camp students will be exposed to all aspects of building a working robot,” said Mike Wojtusik, camp instructor, Rhinelander School District technology education teacher, and advisor to the Rhinelander Robotics Club.

“This includes designing, programming, building, and operating the sophisticated robot. This camp is perfect for students who love to tinker, love programming or design, or simply have an imaginative mind and like to explore new things.”

Students will also be introduced to drone aircraft operation and have the opportunity to fly a quadcopter, Wojtusik added.

The skills participants will learn in the camp are the basis for some of the most rapidly growing careers in the nation, said Nicolet College Career Coach Sarah Gruber.

“There’s a very significant shortage today for workers with solid STEM skills,” Gruber explained. “And demand for people with these skills is expected to stay strong well into the foreseeable future. These are high-quality, high-paying jobs.”

Click here for more information about the camp or call the college at (715) 365-4493, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4493; TDD 1-800-947-3529 or 711.

Nicolet College is located one mile south of Rhinelander just off of Hwy. G.