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Briarwood, Cub Run teams win LEGO robotics competition
|Date: Tuesday, February 25th, 2014||Return|
Teams from Briarwood Elementary School and Cub Run Elementary School won the 14th annual Kentucky Bluegrass LEGO Robotics Competition on Saturday (Feb. 22).
Students from the WKU Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society worked with WKU Engineering faculty and staff to conduct the event at Drakes Creek Middle School.
A total of 91 students competed on 32 teams in either the “Engineer-in-Training” division for elementary school teams or the “Professional Engineers” division for middle school and more experienced teams.
The winner of the EIT Division was the Briarwood team of Luke Wilson, Jason Kash and Nick Kang. The winner of the PE Division was the Cub Run team of Mercedes Logsdon and Jasmine McDowell.
In the competition, elementary and middle school teams were given the challenge of building an autonomous robot from LEGO Mindstorm kits to navigate two different surfaces: (1) an autonomous driving course following winding roads and roadblocks to complete as quickly and accurately as possible and (2) a game of LEGO Mindstorm Minecraft, where the robots had to gather as many resources as possible in two minutes.
In addition to the participants, more than 200 coaches and parents attended the competition. The competition kicked off in early January, and many of the students, coaches and parents visited the Engineering and Biological Sciences building to test and prepare their devices at help sessions offered by WKU Engineering.
Contact: John Inman, (270) 745-3048.
Twenty-five undergraduate and graduate students from the Ogden College of Science & Engineering earned honors at the research competition held during the Kentucky Academy of Science's annual meeting in November.
Western Kentucky University undergraduate students Meghan Rice, Amanda Poole, and Tradesha Chatman were honored in their University Experience classes for winning undergraduate research awards.
Ava Fergerson, a senior Psychological Sciences major at WKU, received the Student Poster Award from the Women’s Special Interest Group at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention held in San Diego, CA.
Students, faculty, and staff from the Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies (CHNGES) and Department of Geography & Geology recently attended national conferences in Arkansas and Washington state.
Shelby Bandel, a graduate student in Psychological Sciences at WKU, is a recipient of a 2017 Graduate Research Scholarship from the American Psychological Foundation (APF) and the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology.
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