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Children and Adults Partner for Lego Robotics Workshop at WKCTC

LEGO roboticsPADUCAH, Ky. (2/19/14) – West Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering a LEGO Robotics Workshop for children and adults beginning Mar. 13.

"Legos plus robotics equals fun for all ages,” said Kevin O’Neill, WKCTC continuing education coordinator. “Young people will pair with adults to experience math, science, engineering and technology with the EV3 LEGO Mindstorm Robotics program. It’s a great opportunity for family and friends to partner together for eight weeks of fun,” said O’Neil.

Experienced Lego robotics instructors and coaches will be teaching the workshop that will be held each Thursday evening, beginning Mar. 13 and ending May 8. 

Each class will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Emerging Technology Center, room 214. 

No meeting will be held on Apr. 10 due to Spring Break at most schools.

The cost of the eight-week workshop is $259.

Participants will learn the magic behind making robotics appear to have human characteristics. Pairs of participants will conquer the initial learning curve by building with mobile robotic models and using them as tools to understand the workshop software. They will also complete four different robotic challenges and conclude the workshop with non-mobile build opportunities that are sure to impress their family and friends on show-and-tell night on Thursday, May 8.

In order to participate in the workshop, children must have a parent’s signed approval and be at least nine years old as of Jan. 1, 2014. 

The workshop is part of the global effort of the First Lego League to get youth involved in using Legos and robotics to learn critical thinking skills and problem solving.

Space is limited. First ten teams of two will be accepted. Call (270) 534-3335 to register.

First Lego League competition teams are forming for the 2014-15 season.

A competition is planned at the WKCTC campus in Dec. Only 12 teams will be allowed to enter the Dec. 2014 competition.

Attend the Mar. eight-week workshop and get a jump on the competition and learn how to start a team.

For more information about the competition, visit usfirst.org.  For more information about LEGO 30th Annivesary, visit SurfKy.

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