WKU Engineering Department hosting annual robotics competition on Oct. 22
|Date: Tuesday, October 4th, 2011||Return to Archive|
WKU’s Department of Engineering will conduct the 12th annual Kentucky Bluegrass Robotics Competition on Oct. 22.
The competition is the department’s primary high school outreach effort and provides students with a challenging engineering design experience and teachers with guidance in teaching engineering topics.
A record 20 teams from 17 schools have signed up for the competition at WKU’s Engineering and Biological Sciences building. The contest will begin at 9 a.m.
Teams build a robot using construction materials provided by WKU; the robots must be able to pick up and move a variety of objects in a series of competitions with other teams’ robots.
Engineering faculty member Kevin Schmaltz is coordinating the department’s efforts, with faculty and staff members Robert Choate, Julie Ellis, Chris Moore, Shane Palmquist, Ron Rizzo and Stacy Wilson providing major support for this effort. In addition, more than 100 current WKU engineering students support the set up and execution of the event during the fall semester, including the Electrical Engineering student section of IEEE.
Contact: Kevin Schmaltz, (270) 745-2461.
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