VOLUNTEERS of ALL ages are welcome to join us at any of the events!! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
WCS Staff Robotics Workshop - Presented at School Board Office on December 22, 2014 with 7 in attendance.
GES 4th & 5th Grade Student Workshop - WCS Technology Department demonstrated how the robots work for the Greendale Elementary School students on January 2nd, 2015 from 10a-1pm.
First Tech Challenge in Richlands, VA open to the public on January 10th, 2015 from 10am-6pm.
Register for the multiple STEM camps at various locations such as these.
GES Robotics Club meetings held every Monday afterschool 3-4:30p with permission slip.
Robotics Workshops are postponed due to bad weather
GES Robotics Club meetings held every Monday afterschool 3-4:30p with Parent permission slip.
WES 4th & 5th Grade Student Workshop - WCS Technology Department demonstrated how the robots work for the Greendale Elementary School students on March 10, 2015 from 6-8pm.
HPES 4th & 5th Grade Student Workshop - WCS Technology Department demonstrated how the robots work for the Greendale Elementary School students on March 12, 2015 from 6-8pm.
WES Robotics Club meetings held afterschool with permission slip on March 26, 3-4:30p.
HPES Robotics Club meeting held April 9th, 6-8p.
Kids Tech University held at SWVaHigherEdCenter, 9a-4p on April 11, 2015 http://kidstechuniversity-swvac.vbi.vt.edu/
WES Robotics Club meetings held afterschool with permission slip on April 16th, 3-4:30p.
Lebanon Team going to FTC World Championship, April 22-25 live streamed http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc/FTCWorldChampionship
Deadline for VT Imagination Summer Camp vt_imagination_camp.pdf
TSA Technosphere http://virginiatsa.org/technosphere/
HPES Robotics Club meeting held May 14th, 6-8p. - cancelled due to SOL schedule
4H Robots due to return.
Visit 4th and 5th grade Science classrooms after SOL tests.
Make some jello LEGOs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3_dV-e4d9c
GATE Summer camp at WCCTEC (formerly Neff Center) (June 8-10)
UVA/Wise Summer Camp
Coomes Center Science Camp (Week 3 – June 22-26) Fairly Odd Campers includes a field trip to Wonderworks and Hands On Museum / Laser Tag / NXT Robot Driver School / Obstacle course challenge
Register on-line http://www.coomescenter.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6&Itemid=9
REAL Camp at the SWVaHighEdCenter sponsored by the Barter Theatre
Sign up coaches for background checks.
Register FLL teams for Fall season
Investigate KTU events and registration dates http://kidstechuniversity.vbi.vt.edu/
Coordinate FLL Teams for Mid-November FLL Tournament at the SWVaHigherEdCenter in Abingdon, VA
FLL Challenge Announced for 2015 teams http://usfirst.org
SWHigherEdCenter calls for FLL Tournament volunteers
Register for KTU
HPES Robotics Club meeting held September 24th, 6-8p for 4th and 5th graders. Volunteers always welcome.
AHS Robotics meeting held October 7th, 7-8a. HOUR of CODE (visit code.org)
Register FLL Team on VA-DCFLL.org for FLL Tournament MUST be complete by October 10th, 2015 on first-come, first-serve basis.
October 17th, KTU at SWVaHigherEdCenter
HPES Robotics Club, Thursday Oct 29th, 6-8pm in the gymnasium
AHS Robotics, Wednesday Nov 4th, 7-8am in the library
JSBHS Robotics Open House/Training for Volunteers, November 10th, 6-8pm at the JSBHS Library Bring your friends, no fee, no commitment, come when you can join us.
Abingdon Regional First LEGO League Tournament @ SW VA Higher Education Center, November 14th - 9am-4pm (come and go as you please)
6th Grade Girls STEM Workshop at SWVaHigherEdCenter, Friday Nov 20th
HPES Robotics Club postponed for the holidays.
eCYBERMISSION registration begins https://www.ecybermission.com/HelpfulWebsites
AHS Robotics, Wednesday Dec 2nd, 7-8am in the AHS library - postponed until January 2016
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HPES Robotics Club, <del>Thursday Dec 3rd, 6-8pm in the gymnasium
AHS Robotics PIZZA Night, Tuesday Dec 8nd, 3:15-4:30pm in the AHS library - postponed until January 2016
SWVaHigherEdCtr Rm130 LEGO Build and Robot Playtime, Dec 10th, 6-8pm – Open to the public for all ages We had such a great time, we plan to make these a monthly event.
AHS Robotics, Wednesday Jan 6th, 7-8am in the AHS library
Open Play time with LEGOs and Robots at SWVaHigherEdCtr Rm130 - Thurs, Jan 14 (Jan 21 snow date if schools close on 1/14) – Open to the public for all ages. FREE Event bring your kids and parents too.
AES - Robotics Workshop - TBD GES - Robotics Workshop - TBD RVES - Robotics Workshop - TBD WES - Robotics Workshop - TBD HPES - Robotics Workshop - TBD MES - Robotics Workshop - TBD
Open Play time with LEGOs and Robots at SWVaHigherEdCtr Rm130 - Thurs, Feb 11 (Feb 18 snow date if schools close on 2/11) – Open to the public for all ages. FREE Event bring your kids and parents too.
Investigate Summer Camp opportunities such as http://www.tnstate.edu/engineering/precollege.aspx
Open Play time with LEGOs and Robots at SWVaHigherEdCtr Rm130 - Thurs, Mar 10 (Mar 17 snow date if schools close on 3/17) – Open to the public for all ages. FREE Event bring your kids and parents too.
RVES - Robotics Workshop on March 14, 3-5p (postponed)
HPES - Robotics Workshop on March 17, 6-8p
Technology Madness - WCS Teacher In-Service Robotic Workshops, March 19th 8a-1p, AHS Library
RVES - Robotics Workshop on April 4, 3-5p (postponed)
EBSMS - Technology Exploratory hosts the LEGO Mindstorm Robots in their classroom on April 12th 8am-3pm
VIES - Robotics Demonstration - April 12th, 7-8p
Open Play time with LEGOs and Robots at SWVaHigherEdCtr Rm130 - Thurs, Apr 14 – Open to the public for all ages. FREE Event bring your kids and parents too. No registration required, just show up!
KTU at SWVaHigherEdCenter, April 16th
ROBOTS TAKING A BREAK for SOLs and End of Year activities.
Gather your friends and start a team. Begin learning about robots, do team building exercises and discover your favorite roles to kick off the season. Visit http://firstinspires.org for all the details.
Contact Nicky Rahley email@example.com for financial sponsors for rookie teams. Beginning on JUNE 9, 6p-8p at Higher Ed Center - Team building workshop with MINDSTORM NXT Robots and Legos, for coaches and students
JUNE 15-17 - WCS GATE Camp
JULY 11-15 - Barter Theatre's REAL Tech Camp, Higher Ed Center
FLL Tournament - November 2016
Full day of robotics, FREE and open to the public
Visited a few schools for a single Robots Workshop in January Searching for more funding through corporate donations to provide funding for more workshops. Please donate to http://www.swcenter.edu/donate/ and specify Robot Workshop Training support.
Duncan Okes held weekly Robotics Workshops at the SW Va Higher Ed Center, room 130, for the month of August. Several students from local schools and homeschooled students attended these workshops to continue to the next level earning their CDL, advanced driver's licence. They were able to program their robots to navigate through a field of obstacles to accomplish several missions.
Duncan Okes will be returning again to conduct more Robotics Workshops. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your timeslot to host these free events for your school or clubs.
2018 and beyond Contact the Higher Ed Center in Abingdon for current events.
CONTACT Lisa Okes with any questions: email@example.com; 276-739-3065
Contact your principals and let us know if you want to host a future event.