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Paper rockets that launch with a little help from a recycled soda bottle.

Sophisticated robots that fire Frisbees thanks to some creative programming and engineering.

Classroom chemical analyses… under the guidance of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh teaching students, of course.

Those are just a few of the activities that comprised UW Oshkosh’s collaborative, February Family STEM Night at the Oshkosh Area School District’s Perry Tipler Middle School. The school STEM stop was one in a free series set for early 2014. UW Oshkosh teacher-education and nursing students, with the support of the College of Education and Human Services, introduced dozens of K-12 students to physics, chemistry, computer science and more disciplines and possible career interests.

Here’s a glimpse of the collaboration, the learning and the fun at Perry Tipler on Feb. 24…