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Robotics Session to Be Presented at Conference

Tue Sep 18 2007

Participants in the West Virginia Science Teachers Association annual conference will get a chance to work hands on with robotics at a workshop delivered by Dr. Meri Cummings, science resource teacher at the Center for Educational Technologies®.

Cummings, who also is the director of the West Virginia FIRST LEGO League statewide tournament, will give teachers a chance to work with the same programmable robots that students do at the annual competition, being held this year on Dec. 8 on the Wheeling Jesuit University campus in Wheeling. The FIRST LEGO League competition asks teams of children ages 9-14 to demonstrate problem-solving and research skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship, and sense of community as they build robots that can perform the functions required in the competition.

The conference will be held Nov. 15-17 at the Stonewall Jackson Resort in Roanoke, WV. Cummings presentation is being sponsored by the West Virginia Space Grant Consortium.