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Robotics Camp for high school students to focus on building STEM skills

Tuesday, May 23

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

Open to students entering 9th through 11th grades in the fall, participants will expand their talents in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as they build a sophisticated robot.

The four-day camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 26 to 29, in Northwoods Center 207 on the Nicolet campus.

Cost is $30 and includes lunch each day. The camp is subsidized by a grant from the AMN-NW Gold Collar Careers and Collaborative Efforts in Manufacturing initiative in conjunction with the Wisconsin Technical College System.

Seating is limited with students admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration deadline is Friday, June 9.

“During camp students will learn 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 Joe Haferman.

“There’s a very significant shortage today for workers with solid STEM skills,” Haferman 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 and to register or call the college at (715) 365-4493, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4493; TTY 1-800-947-3529 or 711. Questions can also be directed to

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