Tuesday, December 6, 2011

“STEM-agedden: FLL, MoonBots & FTC Robotics”

TACNY Jr. Café Scientifique
STEM-agedden: FLL, MoonBots & FTC Robotics
Saturday, December 17, 2011
9:30a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Speakers: Robert A. Payne, MS, and Lisa M. Payne, MS, are the coaches of the New Hartford RoboSpartans, FIRST Tech Challenge Team #4082, a FIRST® LEGO® League team, and a MoonBots team.
Talk Overview: An introduction to LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotics and robotics initiatives: FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition ofScience and Technology) including FIRST LEGO League (FLL) & FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) as well as FIRST sponsored summer program, MoonBots: A Google Lunar XPRIZE Challenge. Attendees will experience live demonstrations and breakout discussions with student team members on a variety of robots programmed using NXTG and ROBOTIC.
Biography: Bob and Lisa have coached the RoboSpartans as a FIRST? LOGO? League team for two years and are in their second year with a MoonBots & FTC team. The New Hartford RoboSpartans were the 2011 Connecticut FTC Think Award Winners, the 2011 Hudson Valley Connect Award Winners, and have won 12 FLL trophies in 10 tournaments in two years. Bob recently joined Dataport Systems, Inc., in Holland Patent, New York, with 20 years in senior management with regional organizations including VP at both Human Technologies, Inc. and Sturges Manufacturing, Inc. Bob is an adjunct instructor at SUNY Institute of Technology. Lisa is an independent Training & Marketing Communications Consultant with LMP Creative Solutions with 18 years experience with Central New York companies.
About the Technology Alliance of Central New York (“TACNY”):
Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the Technology Alliance of Central New York enhances and facilitates the development, growth and advancement of education, awareness and historical appreciation of technology within Central New York. Through its programs and support efforts, TACNY seeks to further serve members, as well as educational groups and institutions with similar missions, and be the key link among technical societies in Central New York.
TACNY Jr. Café Scientifique, founded in 2005, is free, held most 3rd Saturdays, from September to June from 9:30a.m. - 11:00a.m. at the MOST. Participants must be accompanied by an adult and can explore the museum at no cost at the program conclusion.
Reservations are appreciated but not required two days prior to event:
Diane E. Darwish at jrcafe@tacny.org

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