Robofest Newsletter, 9-23-13

 

(1) Robofest Informational Meetings and Webinars

(2) Inaugural GRAF (Global Robotic Arts Festival) registration is open

(3) 8th Annual RoboParade registration is open

(4) Parade workshops

(5) RoboParade Camp for rookie teams is open

(6) 2012~13 Annual Report available on the web

(7) Mentor Connection program

(8) Seeking Site Hosts for 2013~14 Competitions

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(1) Robofest Informational Meetings and Webinars

         Informational Meeting & Webinar for Fall Season (RoboParade, GRAF, and UMC)

o    Friday, September 27, 2013, 2:30pm LTU Engineering Bldg E101

o    Saturday October 5, 2013, 10am, LTU Management Bldg M218

o    Webinar information to follow.

         Informational Webinar for International Teams for Spring 2014 Robofest

o    Tuesday, October 29 2013, 8pm

o    Webinar information to follow (open to everyone, not just international teams)

 

(2) Inaugural GRAF (Global Robotic Arts Festival) registration is open

Express yourself with robots while learning core concepts of STEM. The inaugural GRAF organized by LTU Robofest office will be held on November 22-23, 2013 at Macomb Community College. To register interactive robotics teams for visual and performing arts categories, please go to www.robofest.net and click on GRAF link. Please be a part in making history.

 

(3) 8th Annual RoboParade registration is open

8th Annual Thanksgiving RoboParade will be held in multiple cities across the nation. Detroit and Warren, Michigan; Sugar Land, Texas; and St. Petersburg, Florida are organizing RoboParade in the 2013-14 year. To register teams, please go to www.robofest.net and click on RoboParade link.

If you are interested in hosting RoboParade in your city, please check out the Information to become a RoboParade Site Host in 2013-14 at http://www.robofest.net/4siteHosts.htm

 

(4) Parade workshops

         RoboParade Workshops (with NXTG):

o    Saturday October 12, 2013 9am~Noon, LTU Arts & Sciences Bldg S321

o    Saturday October 12, 2013 1pm~4pm, LTU Arts & Sciences Bldg S321 (repeated)

         RoboParade Workshop (with EV3):

o    Saturday October 26 (Tentative), 2013 9am-12pm, LTU

 

(5) RoboParade Camp for rookie teams is open

Sat. Nov. 2, 2013, 8:30am ~ 4pm. Charles Wright Museum in Detroit; Workshop in the morning and the event in the afternoon. A rookie team with 1~3 members (5th grade ~ 8th grade students); an adult coach must register online (Site name is "Detroit_CWM_MI_ParadeCamp").

Space is limited to only 10 teams. Registration fee per team is $30. Visit http://www.robofest.net/2013/roboParade13chwm.pdf for more information and to register.

 

(6) 2012~13 Annual Report available on the web

http://www.robofest.net/2013/robofest13report.pdf

 

(7) Mentor Connection program

Schools and teams are looking for technical mentors. If you are interested in helping with teams as technical mentors, please contact Faith Kurily, Robofest Coordinator, [email protected]. We will connect you to teams in need of technical help.

 

(8) Seeking Site Hosts for 2013~14 Competitions

Robofest provides unique opportunities to maximize math and science learning through autonomous robotics. However, in contrast to other big robotics competitions, it does not require teams to hold major fundraisers to underwrite the cost of participation. Robofest is now seeking site hosts for the 2013~14 year. RoboParade hosting opportunities in the fall of 2013 are open. Hosting opportunities for Robofest Game and Exhibition in Feb ~ early April of 2014 are also open. Interested individuals, organizations, or schools should contact the Robofest office at [email protected] or check out www.robofest.net and click on *For Site Hosts* link.

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Lawrence Tech University / Robofest / M219

21000 W. Ten Mile, Southfield, MI 48075

CJ Chung, Professor, Director, [email protected]

Faith Kurily, Robofest Coordinator, [email protected], (248) 204-3568

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

Teri Dubois, Associate Coordinator, [email protected]

Chris Parker, Admin Assistant, [email protected]

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