Robofest Newsletter, 10-04-04

 

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Contents

(1) Robofest Coordinator

(2) Call For Robofest Regional Sites

(3) Robofest 2005 Sponsorship Update

(4) Fall 2004 Robotics Calendar

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(1) Robofest Coordinator

Lawrence Technological University is pleased to announce that Mrs. Lori Birman has been appointed as Robofest Program Coordinator working together with Dr. Chung to improve the program as well as expanding it to reach more students.

 

She has over 18 years of experience in the areas of education program development, event management, and public relations. She has been employed with ESD (Engineering Society of Detroit) and SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers).

 

She can be reached at  [email protected], phone 248-204-3566. Robofest families welcome her and look forward to working together for the future of our young problem solvers, scientist, and engineers.

 

(2) Call For Robofest Regional Sites

We believe that the more Robofest is known to the world the more students get motivation and satisfaction.

 

Now we are looking for more Robofest regional host organizers anywhere in the USA. As you may know, Robofest is simple, affordable, and easy to setup, compared to other robotics events. Lawrence Technological University will provide almost all items to prepare the event at your site. Robofest maximizes students’ learning, while minimizing organizational pains through systematic reuse and resource sharing concepts. If you are a school administrator/teacher/afterschool program provider/community activist and are interested in hosting Robofest at your school district or community center, please contact Lori at [email protected]. If you would like a Robofest competition to be held in your area, ask your teacher or school administrators to contact LTU at [email protected].

 

(3) Robofest 2005 Sponsorship Update

Robofest has grown rapidly, spreading to four hosting sites in 2004. Nationally, a total of 354 students participated in the fourth annual Robofest. We know that it was not possible without generous sponsors. For more information about previous sponsors of Robofest, please visit our website: www.robofest.net and click on the links for each year.

 

Because of the rapid growth and associated rise in costs of Robofest, we must now seek additional sponsorship to keep the event a low-cost, but high-tech competition for all students.  We are now in the process of planning next year’s Robofest 2005 and would like to invite anyone and any company to become an official Robofest sponsor.  Together, we can realize our mutual educational goals for the future. For more information about Robofest sponsorships and benefits, please go to www.robofest.net/sponsors.htm or contact Lori Birman at [email protected]

 

(4) Fall 2004 Robotics Calendar

 

FLL registration has been extended to Oct. 8th.

 

San Diego Science Alliance Robotics Expo will be held on Oct. 10th, 4-8 PM. For more information go to their website, http://www.sdsa.org/roboexpo/

RoboNexus Robotics Education Conference will be held on Oct. 21-23 in Santa Clara, CA.  Nanu Swamy, Founder and Director of Technology, RoboTech Center who has been hosting Robofest in New Hampshire will be talking about Education Through Entertainment – Cooperative Mobile Robots. For more information, please visit

http://www.robonexus.com/educationconf.htm

Annual Robotics Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, NV, Dec. 3-5. Contact 
Dr.
Ken Berry, [email protected], for more information.

 

OCCRA Women’s Robot Competition at Lawrence Tech on Dec. 4. LTU laptop robots will be demonstrated around 1:30pm before OCCRA award ceremony.


Robofest 2005 rules will be posted and registration will begin on Dec. 20 tentatively.

 

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Lawrence Tech University   Computer Science/Robotics Lab

CJ Chung, Associate Professor, Robofest founder and director, IROC member

21000 W. Ten Mile, Southfield  MI 48075

[email protected], qbx6.ltu.edu/chung, www.robofest.net, [email protected]

(248)204-3504, Fax: (248)204-3518, Robotics Lab (248)204-3815