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We deliver lectures into your classroom

Lawrence Technological University
Department of Math and Computer Science, M219

21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield MI 48075, USA
Office (248)204-3566     Fax (248)204-3518


Director: Jeff Sparling, Robofest Coordinator, [email protected]

Head Instructor: CJ Chung, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director of Robofest


Mission Statement

Lawrence Technological University’s Robofest Academy offers autonomous robotics classes for 5-12th grade students on-site with an extremely effective curriculum to learn science, engineering, technology, and mathematics concepts. The on-site classes are aiming to put theories into hands-on practice. After the class, students will be able to master technologies to participate in robot game and exhibition competitions such as Robofest.


Unique Delivery Methodologies

·         Lawrence Technological University professors, graduates, and students are teamed up to provide the on-site classes.

·         The class can be either during a regular class or as an after-school class.

·         In principle, we expect the costs will be covered by your school, but LTU and the hosting school may work together to find sponsors and/or grants to support the expense.

·         Work together with school teachers to participate in robotics competitions and to continue to use the robotics curriculum in classes.


Class size

Max. 18 students (one robot kit per two students)

Total number of contact hours lead by Lawrence Tech instructors

18 - 20 hours

Robot used

LEGO Mindstorms or LEGO NXT. We recommend the new NXTs. Once purchased, kits can be re-used every year. The cost per NXT including software and extra sensors is around $300 at . Robots may be available for rent through Robofest office.

Class contents

Math, Logic, Science, Engineering, and Computer Programming

Computer programming language

·         RCX-code, RoboLab, or NXT-G  for Middle Schools

·         NXT-G, NXC, or RobotC for High Schools

Class room requirements (you supply)

One computer (laptop suggested) per two students. An LCD projector; carpet recommended; tables work better than desks, but are not required

Lawrence Tech Instructors

One lead instructor and one assistance instructor (We have teams of Lawrence Technological University professors, graduates, and students to teach the class on site)

Cost of the instruction

$3,000 (without LEGO robot kits)


Instructor Bios

Last updated 9-10-08