Seminars aid students in robotics competition
Chaminade University is hosting free workshops to prepare students and teachers for the 2008 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Regional Robotics Competition.
The award-winning Eagle Engineering robotics team of Chaminade Preparatory Academy, a Los Angeles high school affiliated with the Hawaii university, will lead the workshops.
"We're very excited to partner with Chaminade Prep," said Sue Wesselkamper, Chaminade University president. "This is our sister school and the Eagle team is nationally recognized for its achievements. With some outstanding young engineers in Hawaii, we're looking forward to what we can learn from each other."
Middle school and high school students can enroll in an intensive two-day workshop on July 2 and 3. Teachers may sign up for one of these training sessions: Session 1, June 26 and 27; Session II, June 29 and 30.
All workshops are will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chaminade's Ching Conference Center.
Student workshops will include hands-on Vex building sessions and final competition. Teachers will be involved with curriculum building, programming and animation, among other skills.
Participants will have access to 25 Vex robots, program modules and playing-field components.
Although the workshops are free, a $25 fee is required to cover continental breakfasts and lunches.
For reservations or more information, call 739-4664 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.