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UA Roboclub offers FIRST LEGO League Teacher Training Workshops

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Title: UA Roboclub offers FIRST LEGO League Teacher Training Workshops
Location: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) Building University of Arizona 1130 North Mountain Ave., Tucson
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Description: The University of Arizona LEGO Robotics Outreach Club (UA Roboclub) is offering a four-day teacher/mentor training program aimed at helping interested teachers become mentors for the upcoming FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL) 2011 national competition. This unique program is designed for in-service teachers, parents, and individuals interested in starting a LEGO robotics after-school program.

The course is held on four consecutive Saturdays in beginning September 24 and covers introductory programming with NXT-G as well as LabVIEW-based programming for NXT Mindstorm robots used by FLL.

WHAT:
Fall 2011 FIRST® LEGO® League Training Boot Camp
Presented by the University of Arizona
LEGO Robotics Outreach Program

This four-day course will be held on consecutive Saturdays –
September 24, October 1, October 8, and October 15.

WHERE:
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) Building
University of Arizona
1130 North Mountain Ave., Tucson

WHEN:
Saturday, Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 8, and Oct. 15, 2011
Morning Session: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Bring your own lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Workshops will be led by UA Engineering students
Participation fee: $240 (covers the entire 4-day sequence)

MORE INFO ON TEACHER WORKSHOPS:
Registration information and other workshop details can be found on the UA Roboclub main web page at http://roboclub.arizona.edu/

About FIRST LEGO League
The FIRST® LEGO® League (also known by the acronym FLL) is an international competition organized by FIRST for elementary and middle school students (ages 9–14 in the USA and Canada, 9–16 elsewhere). Each year in September a new challenge is announced that focuses on a different real-world topic related to the sciences. The robotics part of the competition revolves around designing and programming LEGO Robots to complete tasks. The students work out solutions to the various problems they are given, then meeting for regional tournaments to share their knowledge, compare ideas, and display their robots. More information on forming teams can be found at http://www.firstlegoleague.org/

More information on the this year’s FLL topic and the upcoming FLL 2011 competition in Tempe, Ariz., can be found here
http://engineering.asu.edu/k12outreach/fll

More information contact
Steve Delgado, Communications
UA College of Engineering
520-621-2815
sdelgado@engr.arizona.edu

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