EDUCATIONAL ROBOTICS TOURNAMENT RETURNS
TO UH MARCH 24
Robots haven’t taken over the classrooms yet, but they’re
already teaching students the value of science, technology, engineering
and mathematics through a game called Botball.
The Texas Regional Botball Robotics Tournament returns to the University
of Houston on March 24. Teams from Texas middle and high schools
will construct and program robots using sensors, motors, software
and LEGO® pieces. Teams then will compete against each other
in a non-destructive game in which robots complete specific tasks
on a 4-foot-8-inch board. Remote control devices are not allowed
in the competition.
The event is presented by the Coordination of Robotics Education
(CORE) Program in UH’s College of Technology.
“Robotics is a fun and educational way to show students that
science and technology are viable paths for higher levels of study
and for careers,” said Farrokh Attarzadeh, associate professor
of engineering technology. “If we want to build a strong technical
workforce for the future, we encourage today’s children to
follow these paths from a very early age.”
According to a recent study, students who participate in youth
robotics programs are significantly more likely to attend college
on a full-time basis, major in a science or engineering field and
pursue a career in science, technology or engineering.
For additional information or to become a CORE partner, contact
Karen Cohen, CORE program manager at
713.743.1855 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event and volunteer information is available on the CORE Web site
||2007 BOTBALL Regional
||10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday,
||University of Houston
University Center – Houston Room (Room 251, second floor)
Houston, TX 77204
||University of Houston/CORE/BOTBALL
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