Robofest eNewsletter, 7-19-2010


(1) Presentations for Prospective Robotics Teams

(2) All-Day Robotics Workshop at Cranbrook, Michigan

(3) Robo Sumo in Texas

(4) Additional RoboMath Workshops

(5) RoboParade 2010 at MCC

(6) Workshop for Thanksgiving RoboParade Rookies



(1)  Presentations for Prospective Robotics Teams and Robotics Educators

You are invited to attend a public presentation given in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Educational Technology by:


Candidate: Rose Cybulski

Title: Educational Outcomes of Robofest and FIRST Robotics Competitions

Time: 3:00 PM


Candidate: Michael Dobbyn

Title: A Comparative Study of, and Methodologies to Improve, the use of Middle School Robotics Competitions for STEM Education.

Time: 4:00 PM


Date: Thu, July 22, 2010

Place: S108 Science Building, Lawrence Tech, Southfield, Michigan


(2)  All-Day Robotics Workshop at Cranbrook

Interested in learning more about robotics competitions in your area? Don't miss this hands-on, how-to workshop! SIGCS of MACUL and MiCSTA invite you to an All-Day Robotics Workshop


Saturday, August 21, 2010

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cranbrook Schools (Bloomfield, MI)

$60 per person (includes lunch)�

CEU credits are available.�


Workshop participants will learn about a variety of robotics competitions including FIRST LEGO� League, FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST Robotics Competition, Robofest, and VEX Robotics Competition; and the sets and competition fields they use. Competition costs, tips, and information on how to form a team will also be included.

For more information or to register, contact:

Richard Lamb, Cranbrook Schools, 248-645-3694

Ivery Toussant, LEGO Education Consultant, 877-647-0043


(3) LEGO Sumobot Tournament in Texas

The 5th Annual LEGO Sumobot tournament will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at the Austin Recreation Center at 1301 Shoal Creek Blvd.

Registration & robot inspection will begin 12:00 noon.

Matches will run from 1:00-3:00

Final rounds will begin at 3:00


To register, send an email to Diana Heinig at moonlit-hunt [at] with Sumobot in the subject line. Please include the names of the participant you are entering by Saturday August 7th. Limit of one robot entry for each participant. You will need to fill out the registration form and bring it with you on the day of the tournament. There is no fee to enter. Spectators welcome!


(4) Additional RoboMath Workshops

The following additional RoboMath camps for rookie teams are being planned at LTU:

         for 5th~12th grade students with NXTG: August 18 (updated), 10am ~ 3pm

         for 8th~ 12th grade Students with C: August 20, 10am ~ 3pm

Bring $10 camp fee. Bring lunch bag or $3 for pizza and pop. We will provide assembled Robot and a laptop for each student. Only 8 seats are available for each date. To register, please send an email to Dr. Cartwright at [email protected] with the following information:


         Name and grade of the student


(5) RoboParade 2010 at Macomb Community College

5th Annual Thanksgiving RoboParade will be held at the Lorenzo Cultural Center on

Nov. 20 (Sat.) 12:30 pm

Organized by Robofest office, the annual indoor parade features fully autonomous robot floats, which follow a parade route and detect robots in front of them, constructed and programmed by student teams in fourth through 12th grades. Team registration will begin in September. For more information, please visit and click on RoboParade link.


(6) Workshop for Thanksgiving RoboParade Rookies

Hands-on workshop for Thanksgiving RoboParade rookies will be held at Macomb Community College on Oct. 16 (Sat.) 1 pm

Interested school administrators, teachers or parents of students in fourth � 12 grades should contact Dr. CJ Chung, [email protected] to reserve seats.



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