Robofest e-Newsletter 4-8-11

 

Contents:

(1) MI Regional Championship on April 16

(2) Video Regional Championship

(3) World Robofest Championship on May 7

(4) Robofest at IGVC site is open (Jr. RoboSumo is back)

(5) Wanted: Judges and Volunteers

(6) Robofest 5 year and 10 year coaches

(7) Robotics Summer Camps at Lawrence Tech

(8) IEEE Citation of Honor Award

 

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(1) MI Regional Championship on April 16 at LTU

Ten Michigan Qualifying Competitions are complete. Congratulations to qualifier winners! Questions about the list, please contact Jerri Ureel at [email protected] 20 teams will advance from the MI regional to the World Championship to be held on Saturday, May 7 at Lawrence Tech. The events are open to the public. Admission is free. Parking is free. There will be free raffles for spectators. Spectators will decide Exhibition People's Choice Award. Obtain a form to vote when checking-in! This is a part of National Robotics Week events (http://www.nationalroboticsweek.org)

 

For more information about the MI regional championship, please go to:

http://www.robofest.net/2011/MI_regional.htm

 

(2) Video Regional Championship

Information page is at http://www.robofest.net/2011/video_regional.htm .

 

(3) World Robofest Championship on May 7

For information about the World Robofest championship at Lawrence Tech in Michigan, please go to: http://www.robofest.net/2011/worldchamp.htm

 

(4) Robofest at IGVC site is open (Jr. RoboSumo is back!)

TARDEC Joint Center for Robotics invited Robofest to have a competition on June 4-5 during IGVC (www.igvc.org). We will have Block the Oil Spill (BTOS) game, Jr. Sumo, Sr. nVn Sumo, and Sr. Vision Centric L2Bot Challenge competitions. Robofest teams are encouraged to visit College IGVC Robotics teams. Teams will have chance to see demos of various Field  & TARDEC robots. We also plan to have a demonstration of believed to be the world's first Hexapod Robot Sumo. For more information such as team registrations, please go to

http://www.robofest.net/2011/igvc.htm

(5) Wanted: Judges and Volunteers

Robofest is in need of volunteers to staff these two huge events.

To volunteer for Michigan Regional Championship on Sat., April 16, click on the following link:

http://admin.robofest.org/index.jsp?siteID=237

 

To volunteer for World Robofest Championship on Sat., May 7, click on the following link:

http://admin.robofest.org/index.jsp?siteID=238

 

Thank you in advance for supporting Robofest!

 

(6) Robofest 5 year and 10 year coaches

We know that Robofest is not possible without sacrifice, dedication, and hard work of coaches. We have been recognizing coaches’ 5th anniversary year. This year we have identified the following anniversary coaches:

 

John Maten: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011

Dana Johnson: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011

Mike Waltz 2007-2011

Kamilla Sculte 2007-2011

Theodore Armes 2007-2011

Terrence Southern: 2007-2011

Branti Holland: 2007-2011

Kevin Furgal: 2007-2011

 

We believe there is no coach reaching 10th anniversary this year.

 

If we missed any coach reaching their 5th or 10th anniversary year, please send Prof. CJ Chung an email at [email protected].

 

Coaches from Michigan will be recognized on April 16. Coaches from outside Michigan will be recognized on May 7.

 

(7) Robotics Summer Camps at Lawrence Tech

-- for Coaches and Teachers with NXTG: June 24, 4 ~ 8pm, Lawrence Tech, Room: TBD (Free, bring your own NXT and laptop; pizza and pop will be provided)

-- for Students (5th ~ 12th grade) with NXTG: July 7, 10am ~ 3pm, ($20 per student, bring your lunch bag or $4 for pizza and pop/bottled water), Room TBD

-- for Coaches and teachers with C: July 11, 4 ~ 8pm, Lawrence Tech, Room: TBD (Free, bring your own NXT and laptop; pizza and pop will be provided)

-- for 8th~ 12th grade Students with C: July 14, 10am ~ 3pm, Room TBD ($20 per student, bring your lunch bag or $4 for pizza and pop/bottled water)

To register, please send an email to Dr. Cartwright at [email protected] . More updates, please checkout Summer Camp link on www.robofest.net

(8) IEEE Citation of Honor Award

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers USA (IEEE) honored Lawrence Tech Professor CJ Chung with its citation of honor award for his leadership in founding the Robofest competition to inspire interest in engineering among pre-college students. Please check out this article at:

 

http://technews.ltu.edu/index.php/2011/03/30/ieee-honors-chung-for-founding-robofest/

 

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

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

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

Teri Dubois, Robofest Associate Coordinator, (248) 204-3569, [email protected]

Susan Latos, Robofest Assistant Coordinator, (248) 204-3569, [email protected]

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

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