Robofest Newsletter, 3-64-2005




(1) IEEE sponsors Robofest medals

(2) Another Java with Lego Free Workshop on March 11

(3) Robofest 2005 Warm-up Competition at LTU on Sat. Mar. 19



(1) IEEE sponsors Robofest medals


We are pleased to announce that each registered student participant will win receive a 3� large gold colored medal provided by IEEE Region 4 and Southeastern Michigan Section.


The Southeastern Michigan Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) includes nine counties in southeast Michigan, and Essex County in Ontario Canada. IEEE/SEM has grown from 2,200 members in 1963 to nearly 4,000 members today and has student branches at 10 universities in the region. The section has twelve chapters which represent 15 IEEE technical societies. Region 4 serves IEEE Members in all or parts of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin USA and Windsor Area Canada.Robofest thanks IEEE for their generous support of our program.


(2) Another Java with Lego Workshop on Friday March 11


Any high school students, not currentwho are not currently registered as Robofest teams, are invited to attend a free Lego with Java workshop (Robotics Exploration) on Fri. March 11, 8:30am-1:00pm at Lawrence Tech in Michigan. During the workshop, we will have mini challenges. The best 3 teams will get small trophies. In addition, their teamthe winning teams� registration fee will be waived, if they decide to register for the Robofest Senior Ddivision. on that day. Also they can borrow a set of Robofest playing field materials. If you are interested, in, please contact LTU admissions office, Patrick Jacobs, [email protected], . His phone number is 248-204-3175. Space is limited.


(3) Robofest 2005 Warm-up Competition at LTU on Saturday, March 19

The practice warm-up competition will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2005 on the campus of LTU from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.It is a great opportunity for new teams, regional site hosts and judges to participate in practice rounds to see how the Robofest competition works.  


We are now taking reservations for teams for theto participate in the practice competition. Please send an email to [email protected] with your team ID(s). Currently 3 junior and two senior teams are registered. We have decided to have 3 more teams. We will provide pizza and pop for registered teams, host organizers, committee members, judges, and warm-up site volunteers.




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CJ Chung, Associate Professor, Robofest director

Lori Birman, Robofest Coordinator

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