Department of Engineering hosting 13th annual robotics competition Nov. 3
|Date: Thursday, October 25th, 2012||Return|
The WKU Department of Engineering will conduct the 13th annual Kentucky Bluegrass Robotics Competition on Nov. 3.
About 15 teams from a dozen schools have signed up for the competition, which 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.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at WKU’s Engineering and Biological Sciences building.
Teams build a robot using construction materials provided by WKU; the robots will compete against each other in an Olympic-style “Robot Pentathlon.”
Engineering faculty member Kevin Schmaltz is coordinating the department’s efforts, with faculty and staff members Robert Choate, Julie Ellis, Shane Palmquist, Ron Rizzo and Stacy Wilson providing major support for this effort. WKU engineering students, including the Electrical Engineering student section of IEEE, support the set up and execution of the event.
Contact: Engineering Department, (270) 745-2461.
History will be made on Nov. 29 when WKU will get its first chapter of SALUTE, a national honor society for student veterans. Seven charter members will be inducted into SALUTE at 5 p.m. in the Veterans Resource Center, 410 Tate Page Hall.
Three alumni from WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology who work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have been assigned to Puerto Rico to assist in post-hurricane recovery efforts.
On National Philanthropy Day, WKU’s Division of Development & Alumni Relations was rebranded as Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement; Laura Turner Dugas was named the 2017 Philanthropist of the Year; and a gift for diversity initiatives was announced.
WKU’s Forensics Team divided into three groups and traveled to Lebanon, Illinois; Normal, Illinois; and Jefferson City, Tennessee, to compete in six tournaments Nov. 11-12.
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.
A bronze statue of longtime WKU supporter and Kentucky State Rep. Jody Richards of Bowling Green was unveiled on WKU’s main campus Monday (Nov. 6) in Jody Richards Hall.
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