Robofest eNewsletter, 4-26-13

 

(1) Info Meeting on April 27 for new teams

(2) 14th annual World Robofest on May 18

(3) Bottle Robot Sumo Competition on May 17

(4) Service to help raising funds for traveling

(5) Summer Robot Camps at LTU

(6) Inaugural GRAF (Global Robotic Arts Festival)

(7) Help us reach 1,000 Likes

 

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(1) Info Meeting on April 27 for new teams

Unlike other huge robotics competitions, Robofest is simple and affordable. Robofest focuses on rigorous STEM learning, since it is organized by University Professors. If you would like to become involved in Robofest next academic year starting from Sep 2013, please come to an informational meeting which is being held during our Michigan Regional Championship on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:30~11:20am in the Don Ridler Field House on the Lawrence Tech University campus. We plan a webinar in late May for teams and coaches who cannot attend this time.

Michigan Championship starts at 9am. Spectators may become People’s Choice Award Judges and win Raffle prizes. Admission and parking are free.

(2) 14th annual World Robofest on May 18

The event is held at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile Rd. in Southfield, Michigan on Sat. May 18, 2012. Opening ceremonies will begin at 9am. Admission and parking are free.

We are in need of Judges and volunteers to staff the event. To sign up online, go to

http://robofest.net/rms/appPages/volunteerPages/index.jsp?siteID=335

then click on New Volunteer Registration link. Thank you in advance for supporting Robofest!

 

(3) Bottle Robot Sumo Competition on May 17

6:30pm ~ 9pm in the Buell Management Building Atrium at LTU. Rules can be found at http://www.robofest.net/bottleSumo.htm. The event is open to the general public. Admission and parking are free.

We are also in need of Judges and volunteers to staff this exciting event. To sign up online, go to

http://robofest.net/rms/appPages/volunteerPages/index.jsp?siteID=342

 

(4) Service to help raise funds for traveling

A friend of Robofest is helping to set up a website to promote and raise funds for teams that are traveling to attend the Robofest World Championship. Please check out this link for more information:

http://emeraldskyinc.com/robofest/robofestteamoffer.aspx

 

(5) Summer Robot Camps at LTU

= July 11, 9am~4pm, RoboParade for beginners.

= July 15~19, Robots and Music

= July 25, 9am~4pm, Bottle Robot Sumo for beginners

For more details, please get the following flyer.

http://www.robofest.net/2013/Robofest13SummerCamps.pdf

 

(6) Inaugural GRAF (Global Robotic Arts Festival)

Nov 22~23 at Macomb Community College organized by LTU Robofest office. The event will include 8th annual RoboParade, Robot Dance Competition, and Exhibitions of Interactive Kinetic Arts and Sculptures. Details will be announced through this eNews.

 

(7) Help us reach 1,000 Likes

*Robofest Official* Facebook page (http://facebook.com/robofest) has currently over 860 Likes. Please help us reach 1,000 likes in April. Some candidates of Team Picture Award are posted there.

 

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If you have questions, please *do not reply* directly to this email message. See below for contact information.

 

Lawrence Tech University / Robofest / M219

21000 W. Ten Mile, Southfield, MI 48075

Fax: (248) 204-3518

CJ Chung, Professor, Director, [email protected]

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

Teri Dubois, Associate Coordinator, (248) 204-3568, [email protected]

Sarah Burcon, Adjunct Professor, Associate Coordinator, [email protected]

Chris Parker, Admin Assistant, [email protected]

 

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http://www.robofest.net

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