LTU Robofest Newsletter, 12-08-2005




(1) Robofest 2006 Informational Meetings Next Week

(2) Additional Robofest Contest Sites Confirmed for 2006

(3) LEGO robotics course in MET program at LTU

(4) FLL Michigan State Tournament

(5) Robofest Sponsorship Opportunities

(6) Student in Livonia Looking to Join a Team

(7) Robofest Email Database Reorganized



(1) Robofest 2006 Informational Meetings Will Be Held Next Week


We have scheduled the Robofest 2006 Informational Meetings for new teams, returning teams, and site Hosts.Robofest will offer the same Informational Meeting at three different times; one of the meetings is a live webcast.The 2006 Game Competition Rules will be announced during these meetings.


The Information Meetings will take place as follows:


        Wednesday, December 14, 2005, 4:30 � 5:45 p.m. Informational Meeting at LTU, Science Building Room S321

        Friday, December 16, 2005, 12:00 noon1:00 p.m., Live Webcast Informational meeting (You may participate via the live webcast or attend the meeting in person at LTU Room T221)

        Saturday, December 17, 2005, 10:00 � 11:30 a.m. Informational Meeting at LTU, Science Building Room S321


To participate in the live webcast on December 17, you must register.Please contact Lori Birman at [email protected] to make a reservation and receive the webcast log-in information.(You do not need to register to attend the December 14, 16, or 17 meeting at LTU.)


(2) Additional Robofest Contest Sites Confirmed for 2006


The following new sites have been confirmed as 2006 Contest Sites:


- Ann Arbor Trail Magnet School, Detroit, MI, April 29

- RoboTech Center, Nashua, NH, May 7 (date change)

- Video Submission Site


If you or someone you know would be interested in hosting, please have them contact Lori Birman [email protected] for information.Being a Robofest Contest Site provides great visibility for the hosting organization.


(3) LEGO robotics course in MET program at LTU


Lawrence Technological University is offering a new robotics course (3 credit hours) in Spring 2006 as a part of the Masters of Educational Technology program. If you are interested in this course focusing on LEGO RCX code and RoboLab programming languages, please contact [email protected] . For class schedule, go to


(4) FLL Michigan State Tournament


The FLL (FIRST LEGO League) Michigan State Tournament will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2005 from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Rock Financial Showplace Hall B in Novi, Michigan. For more info, please go to:


(5) Robofest Sponsorship Opportunities


Robofest has 2006 Sponsorship Opportunities at several levels, including individual donor opportunities, entitled �Friends of Robofest.�Robofest has also created several new Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities.The 2006 Sponsorship Opportunities Program can be viewed at the following link:


Attached is a link for Friends of Robofestindividual donors to make a gift to Robofest via credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover) or electronic check.You may make an on-line gift to Robofest by visiting the following link:


When using the on-line giving form, you must specify Robofest as the gift recipient and also specify your gift amount.The on-line pledge form is encrypted with Secure Socket Layer technology to guarantee transaction security.


All Robofest donations are tax deductible contributions. Transactions must be processed by December 31st to receive 2005 tax credit.Robofest Sponsorship is important in our effort to keep Robofest a low-cost affordable contest for everyone.We hope you will consider supporting Robofest in our sponsorship campaign.We appreciate your support.


(6) Student in Livonia, MI Looking to Join a Robofest Team


We have been contacted by a parent in Livonia, Michigan, looking to place a 13 year old student on a team.If anyone has a team that this student could join, please contact us.


(7) Robofest Email Database Reorganized


Recently we integrated all the databases for prior Robofests.

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- Robofest Mailing List subscriber

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- You were an official coach of Robofest teams

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- You helped with Robofest as a site volunteer

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CJ Chung, Associate Professor, Robofest director

Lori Birman, Robofest Coordinator

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