Military Science class at MHS completes STEM robotics project


Marshalltown High School freshman Dylano Castellanos puts the finishing touches on a robotics device at the school as part of the Military Science class.

A STEM project a few weeks in the making is coming to a completion in the Military Science class at Marshalltown High School.

Students assembled what is known as a SeaPerch, which a robotics device that can float above water and also venture under water.

They have learned about soldering, wiring, robotics and other STEM-related skills as part of this project. They will soon test out the robot in the water.

The course is taught at MHS by Eric Goslinga, who also serves as principal of Marshalltown Learning Academy. He said the SeaPerch project “crosses a lot of standards from a lot of courses” including technical skills and problem solving.

Military Science class
The Military Science class is in its second year as part of the Career Pathways program at MHS.
“It’s a broad introduction to a variety of career fields that link to military occupations,” Goslinga said.

MHS junior Christian Ruiz said he has enjoyed the class.

“I’m thinking about going into the Marines,” Ruiz said.


Marshalltown High School junior Christian Ruiz tests out the motor for his robotics creation.