44 teams to participate in LEGO robotics event Jan. 25 at WKU
|Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2014||Return to Archive|
About 400 children on 44 teams will gather at WKU’s Diddle Arena on Saturday (Jan. 25) for the Kentucky FIRST LEGO League’s State Robotics Competition.
The theme of this year’s event is “Nature’s Fury™,” which calls for teams of 9 to 14 year olds to research and explore the topic of natural disasters. Teams will discover what can be done when intense natural events meet the places people live, work and play. Through hands-on experience and working in teams, children have a chance to explore a real-world issue to gain an appreciation for and interest in science and technology.
The FLL competition is judged in four areas: project presentation; robot performance; technical design and programming of the robot; and teamwork, with a consideration of the FLL Core Values. The highest honor will go to the team that best exemplifies the spirit and values of the program.
Sponsors include the Ogden College of Science and Engineering, Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, SKyTeach, The Center for Gifted Studies, Trace Die Cast, Inc., Control Systems Design and Automation, Inc., Bluegrass Supply Chain Services, Design Builders, Dunham’s Sporting Goods, Hilton Garden Inn, Courtyard Marriott, Penn Station East Coast Subs, Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and various departments in Ogden College at WKU.
Contact: John Inman, (270) 745-3048.
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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