- Date: Saturday, November 8th, 20142014-11-08
- Time: All Day
- Location: EBSEBS
The Department of Engineering is conducting the 15th annual Kentucky Bluegrass Robotics Competition on Saturday, November 8, 2014. This is the Engineering Department’s primary high school outreach effort. The competition provides secondary school students with a challenging engineering design experience and secondary school teachers with guidance in teaching engineering topics.
Approximately 15 teams from a dozen schools have signed up for the competition and will be coming to the WKU Engineering and Biological Sciences building to participate. Teams build a robot using construction materials provided by WKU; the robots will compete against each other in a competition called “Robots for Relief” to build a device capable of helping in a natural disaster scenario.
Engineering faculty member Kevin Schmaltz is coordinating the department’s efforts, with faculty and staff Robert Choate, Julie Ellis, Ron Rizzo and Troy Robertson providing major support for this effort. Current WKU engineering students support the set up and execution of the event, including the Engineering Honors society student section of Tau Beta Pi.
Contact: Engineering Department 745-2461