Robofest Newsletter, 10-18-04

 

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Contents

(1) Robofest 2005 Schedule

(2) Metro Detroit Science Teachers Association Fall Conference - Robotics

(3) Call For Robofest Regional Sites

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(1) Robofest 2005 Schedule

 

Wed. Dec. 15, 2004, 5-6:30pm, Informational meeting for coaches and hosts

Fri. Dec. 17, 2004, 5-6:30pm, Info meeting for coaches at LTU (repeated session)

Sat. Dec. 18, 2004, 10-10:30am, Infomeeting for coaches at LTU (repeated session)

Mon. Dec. 20, 2004, Around Noon, Draft rules posted on the web at www.robofest.net

Tue. January 11, 2005, Around Noon, Finalized official rules to be posted on the web.

Wed. Jan. 12, 2005, Around 10am, Registration on the web begins.

Sat. Jan. 29, 2005, 9am-Noon, RCX code workshop for registered teams at LTU

Sat. Feb. 5, 2005, 9am-Noon, RoboLab workshop for registered teams at LTU

Fri. Feb. 11, 2005, 8am-1pm, Robotics Exploration Day for invited High School students

Sat. Feb. 12, 2005, 9am-Noon, LeJos Java workshop for registered teams at LTU

Sat. Feb. 19, 2005, 9am-Noon, NQC workshop for registered teams at LTU

Sat. March 5, 2005, 9am-Noon, Warm-up Competition at LTU

Fri. Mar. 11, 2005, 8am-1pm, Robotics Exploration Day for invited High School students

Sat. March 19, 2005, 8am-12:30 pm, Suggested Regional Date in Michigan

Sat. April 2, 2005, 8am-12:30 pm, Suggested Regional Date in Michigan

Sat. April 9, 2005, 8am-12:30 pm, Suggested Regional Date in Michigan

Sat. April 23, 2005, 8am-3pm, World Robofest at LTU

 

Web version of this schedule can be found at: http://www.robofest.net/2005/sch05.htm

 

(2) Metropolitan Detroit Science Teachers Association Fall Conference

The MDSTA Fall Conference takes place at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI, on Saturday, October 23, 2004

 

There will be a robotics session with the following presentations by Dr. Chung

o Introduction to Laptop Robots for High School Robotics Teams, Room S326 Science Bldg.  8:15 - 9:15am

o Introduction to Robofest - A Playful Learning Environment, Room S326 Science Bldg.  9:45 - 10:45am (This is for teachers who would like to start Robofest teams, not for veteran coaches)

o Introduction to Laptop Robots for High School Robotics Teams, Room S326 Science Bldg.  11:15 - 12:15 (repeated session)

 

For registration info, please go to: www.mdsta.org

 

(3) 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 additional 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 studentsí 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].

 

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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, SouthfieldMI 48075

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

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