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National Robotics Week at Auburn University

Contact: Daniela Marghitu, marghda@auburn.edu, (334) 844-6386

Come celebrate National Robotics Week at Auburn University on Saturday April 17th, between 10:00 am –NOON, in the Foyer of Shelby Technology Center, 345 W. Magnolia Av. This free event is sponsored by Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. K12 students are invited to join us in exploring how to build and control Lego NXT and iRobot Create robots (http://spark.irobot.com/educational_resources). They will get started with how they can build games, virtual worlds and avatars using software educational applications such as Carnegie’s Mellon Alice (http://alice.org/ ) and Microsoft’s’ Kodu (http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/kodu/). The first annual National Robotics Week is April 10-18, 2010. National Robotics Week recognizes robotics technology as a pillar of 21st century American innovation, highlights its growing importance in a wide variety of application areas, and emphasizes its ability to inspire technology education. National Robotics Week is organized by an advisory council founded by iRobot and The Technology Collaborative; they are joined by over 30 companies, universities, and nonprofits across the country. For more information about National Robotics Week, visit www.nationalroboticsweek.org. Follow us on Twitter (@roboweek , #roboweek) or become a fan on Facebook (facebook.com/roboweek).

 

Our K12 Outreach Programs promote an interest in computing science & technology for young people ages 8-18, in an inclusive environment, through hands-on experience in scientific and technical areas. Some of the benefits that come from using engineering based projects include:

1. Increases the computer literacy of all students.

2. Excellent platform for problem/project based learning.

3. Catalyst for integrating knowledge from all disciplines, including mathematics, science, social studies, English language arts, art, etc.

Contact:

Daniela Marghitu, PhD
Computer Science and Software Engineering Department
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
3118 Shelby Technology Center
Auburn University, AL 36849
334.844.6386
Daniela(dot)Marghitu(at)auburn(dot)edu