Thank you for the information.
Thanks for the question!
I know that the Dana Point Ocean Institute uses a Blue Dot ROV kit as a part of their weekend student programs. Students there pilot the ROV around their research dock, and can identify and retrieve objects in the Ocean Institute's ROV tank. The Ocean First Institute in Colorado also uses some of our hardware. I'll ask around to see if anyone from these organizations is willing to share their experience on this forum.
I'd also suggest checking out our assembly manual for a more thorough idea of how this can be used in a STEM program. This kit is designed for beginners (especially STEM enthusiasts) to build, so it really can take a STEM program to the next level. It only requires three basic tools (soldering iron, epoxy, and screwdrivers) for assembly, and these are all included in the kit. When finished, it's designed to reach depths of 100 feet, and the clear acrylic sphere lets students see all the hardware that goes into making an ROV work. Plus, anyone can control it with our free Android app.
You might also be interested in this thread, where one of our users goes over his solo build. Might give you some more ideas :)
Thanks again, and feel free to reach out on our forums with any other questions you have, or email me directly.