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Using LEGO Robots to Teach Science at Central Washington University

Ms. Diana Springer-Lund and Dr. Ed Gellenbeck have been using LEGO robots to teach programming and problem-solving to students ranging from 3rd graders to college students.

Undergraduates at CWU are always needed as Teaching Assistants at these LEGO workshops. You get to do good while having a lot of fun. Please join us by mentioning your interest to Diana or Dr. G

Microsoft has released Microsoft Robotics Studio, a point-and-click software tool that integrates with Visual Studio 2005, the .NET framework 2.0, and the LEGO Mindstorm Robotics Invention Kit.

STEP Summer Science Institutes

LEGO workshops were held at the three summer science camps as part of the STEP Summer Institute program (funding provided by the NSF)

The Third Annual STEP Summer Science Institute for high school juniors took place at CWU from July 25 to August 6, 2005.

The LEGO Mindstorm Robotics Invention Kit and the NQC programming language were used to introduce fundamental programming concepts in a hands-on style.

An accompanying LEGO Web Site and LEGO Lab Manual were developed to support the summer institute.

ACM Robocode Rumble

The CWU chapter of the ACM hosted a Robocode Rumble on June 6th, 2003 at CWU. Congratulations to Kelly McBride for programming the winning robot.

Ed Gellenbeck, Department of Computer Science, CWU
400 E. University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7520