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MSU sets date for first 4-H Robotics Academy

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Some of the nation’s leaders in the field of robotics will be at Mississippi State University August 11-15 for the first 4-H Robotics Academy.

The workshop is open to 4-H agents, volunteers, teachers and senior 4-H’ers, and will train them in the ROBOTC and NXT-G programming languages.

The 4-H Robotics Academy will be at the Bost Extension Center’s Building B. At the end of the week, participants can take an optional exam for certification by the National Robotics Academy.

Space in the 4-H Robotics Academy is very limited. Registration is online at http://tinyurl.com/roboticsacademytraining. The training costs $50 and does not include travel, housing or evening meals.

The academy is a collaborative project between the Carnegie Mellon National Robotics Academy, the MSU Extension Service, MSU’s Bagley College of Engineering, the NASA Stennis Space Center, and the University of Mississippi’s Center for Mathematics and Science Education.

Every evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m, the institutional partners will take turns sponsoring a family fun night to showcase different robotics competitions. These events are free and open to the public, but preregistration is required. To sign up for the family fun nights, visit http://tinyurl.com/roboticsacademyshowcase.

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Released: July 19, 2013
Writer: Keri Collins Lewis
Contact: Dr. Mariah Smith, (662) 325-3226