Please join us for a week-long, hands-on experience using underwater glider technologies. Participants will be introduced to the underwater robots while gaining hands on experience prepping, ballasting, deploying and piloting. This is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students with little to no experience using this equipment as part of their courses or laboratories. The Marine Technology Glider Camp is designed to offer students a chance to not only learn about underwater gliders, but also deploy the equipment to gather data applied to various investigations.

Activities & Facilities

  • Glider Intro
  • Command and control
  • Glider underwater robotics lab
  • Anatomy of a glider
  • Ballasting
  • Compass calibration
  • Deployment and recovery
  • Piloting
  • Mission Simulations
  • R/V Rutgers coastal research vessel
  • Ballasting facility

Registration Information


  • $1,500 including food, accommodations and local travel* as part of the program
    *Transportation to and from New Brunswick, NJ is the responsibility of the applicant
  • Accommodations

Program Entrance Requirements

  • College level student (completed at least one year) interested in marine technology applications
  • Ability to work in the lab and aboard the coastal research vessel away from shore in open water


  • Payment by check only
  • Please make the check payable to 'Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey'.
  • Send checks to:
    Steve Levenson
    71 Dudley Rd
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Cancelation/Refund Policy

  • Minimum of 10 students required for program
  • Full refund of program fees paid if minimum enrollment is not met
  • Registered students will be notified on May 4 if minimum enrollment is not met, it is recommended not to purchase airline tickets in advance of this notice