The Columbia River Maritime Museum is holding two Underwater Robotics Summer Camps for incoming 6th - 7th graders that are interested in robotics, oceanography, engineering, underwater archaeology, and marine technology. Campers will be designing, constructing, and testing their own ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) from start to finish over this week long STEAM focused day camp. Days will be spent constructing frames, piloting ROVs, building simple circuits, and soldering.
The “Beeswax Shipwreck” site has been located by the MAS (Maritime Archaeological Society) just off the Oregon Coast. MAS has requested that all available ROVs in the area report to the wreck site to help recover porcelain, beeswax, and other artifacts from the ship. In addition, they have requested that all ROVs help set up a temporary perimeter around the site.
Cost: $400, includes ROV. Scholarships are available thanks to the generous support of the Northwest STEM Hub.