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Engineers needed to help with Robofest

Release Date: December 17, 2007

Southfield, Mich. – Lawrence Technological University is looking for a few good engineers to serve as judges, coaches and technical mentors of teams competing in the annual Robofest competition. An informational meeting for engineers will be held at Lawrence Tech Friday, Dec. 21, 6-7 p.m. 

The meeting will be held in M218 of the Buell Management Building, which is #4 on the campus map at this (link), 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield. Free pizza and pop will be served.

Since 2000, this autonomous robot competition for students in grades 5-12 has generated interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Robofest challenges teams of students in two age divisions to design, build and program robots to compete in several categories. The rules for the 2008 season are posted at www.robofest.net.

A streaming video version of the informational presentation will be posted on the web following the Friday evening meeting. On Sat., Dec. 22, from noon to 2 p.m., anyone interested in Robofest can participate in an additional meeting using Skype voice call, chat or video call. The Skype ID is robofest. Download free Skype software at skype.com.

Another meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in room E156 in the Engineering Building.

For more information about Robofest, visit www.robofest.net, call (248) 204-3569, or email robofest@ltu.edu.

Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, offers more than 60 Undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes 75 years ago, and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus is in Southfield, with education centers in Livonia, Clinton Township, Traverse City and Petoskey. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.