Aquatic Robotic Camp students dive into innovative freshwater research | WLUK
GREEN BAY (WLUK) — A Green Bay Einstein Project is making a splash.
Aquatic Robotic Camp students embarked on a new project Monday, modeled after award-winning research being conducted by UW-Green Bay and Cellcom.
Each year, UW-Green Bay researchers deploy buoys in lower Green Bay equipped with sensors connected to a specialized wireless network built by Cellcom. These sensors measure oxygen levels and water clarity and help scientists better understand and protect the freshwater ecosystem.
Aquatic robotic camp students will build and deploy their own buoys, modeled after the large research buoys used by UW-Green Bay.
Dennis Rockhill, Makerspace Director of the Einstein Project, says it makes students aware of cause and effect.
“What we’re doing everywhere affects everything else so the water we’re putting down our drains or running off our yards or our farm fields are getting into the bay and affects the quality of the water in there, so just to understand that number one, it has that affect, but number two, how do we know? How do we get the data? And there’s a lot of science, engineering and chemistry that’s going into putting these things out and understanding what we’re seeing,” he said.
On Tuesday, students will launch their buoys in the ponds on the UW-Green Bay campus and monitor the data collected throughout the week.