Robofest eNewsletter, 1-13-11

 

(1) Robofest 2011 Team Registration is Open

(2) Wanted Sr. Teams for March 5th at Schoolcraft College

(3) Game Playing Field Kits for Sale

(4) Workshops for Registered Teams

(5) Special RoboParades

(6) Warm Up Event on Saturday, February 19 at LTU

(7) Volunteer Registration is NOW OPEN

(8) Students Seeking Robofest Teams to Join

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(1) Robofest 2011 Team Registration is Open

12th annual Robofest 2011 season kicked-off. Coach and Team registration is open on the web at www.robofest.net. We also have posted a Zip file containing all of the important official documents for this season, including the Kick-off PowerPoint presentation, rules, game video, consent/release forms, etc on the website.

 

(2) Wanted Sr. Teams for March 5th at Schoolcraft College

Robofest encourage coaches to register Sr. Game or Exhibition Teams on March 5th, 1-5pm at Schoolcraft College in Livonia Michigan. Since this is the first qualifying competition, team registration fee $50 will be waived. There is no check-in fee. Please also note that early date qualifying sites will advance more teams than late date sites.

 

(3) Game Playing Field Kits for Sale

Limited quantity of BTOS Game kits is available. First come, first serve. Pick up at LTU M219 only. Fee: $20 per kit.

 

(4) Workshops for Registered Robofest Teams

Once again, Robofest is offering a series of programming workshops throughout January and early February 2011. The workshops are FREE to registered Robofest teams, and reservations are required to attend. Programming instruction will be provided for RobotC, NXT-G, Java, and Lejos Java. To view a complete list of the workshops, please visit our website and follow the link for Robofest 2011, then download the Schedule of Events file.

 

(5) Special RoboParades

Special RoboParades will be held during the North American Auto Show and Somerset Mall Robotics Event. Please follow this link for more information: www.robofest.net/roboParade.htm . These events are open to the general public.

 

(6) Warm Up Event on Saturday, February 19 at LTU

The annual Warm Up Event/Judges Training will take place on LTUís campus on Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 9:00am Ė 12:00pm in the Gallery of the Architecture building.† Parking is directly across the campus road, in front of the Architecture building. There are a limited number of spaces available, so if your team would like to come to the warm up, please contact Jerri at 248.204.3568, or [email protected] to register your team for this event. Your team must already be registered at a Robofest 2011 Qualifying site to be eligible to attend the warm up.

 

(7) Volunteer Registration is NOW OPEN

It takes many volunteers to run a successful Robofest event, with a variety of specific jobs to accomplish. For this reason, we have opened the Volunteer Registration website at http://admin.robofest.org, where volunteers can sign up for the job they want and Site Host Organizers can keep track of what positions still need to be filled. When registering as a volunteer, please fill in all of the information as completely as possible. If you have questions or need assistance registering as a volunteer, please contact [email protected].

 

(8) Students Seeking Robofest Teams to Join

Jordan, a tenth grade student in the Detroit area, is looking for a Sr. Robofest team to join. Jordan has a solid background in science and engineering. Please contact Stacey Queen at Stacey.Queen [at] trw.com if you have any openings.

 

A Novi-area student is looking for a Jr. team to join in South Lyon, Brighton, Wixom or Novi area.† He is currently in 7th grade and has been building/programming NXTs for several years.† Please contact Jim Pogue at jimpogue [at] msn.com if you have any openings for this student.

 

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CJ Chung, Associate Professor, Robofest Director, [email protected]

Christopher Cartwright, Associate Professor, Robofest Program Manager, [email protected]

Jerri Ureel, Robofest Coordinator, [email protected] (248) 204-3568

Teri Dubois, Robofest Coordinator, [email protected] (204) 204-3568

Tiffany Platt, Robofest Assistant Coordinator, (248) 204-3569, [email protected]

 

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