Robotics Hands On and Interactive – April 4, 2009

Robotics Hands On and Interactive
An event for TAG students in grades 7-10 at Portland State University in Portland Oregon – April 4, 2009

The Oregon University System and Johns Hopkins University’s Center For Talented Youth are collaborating to bring a day of hands-on robotics to the Portland State University campus on Saturday, April 4, 2009 from 9:00 – 4:00. Faculty and students from several Oregon instituitions of higher education as well as experts from industry will be on hand to lead small-group sessions. The content and pace will be targeted towards high-achieving students. Students are not required to be members of the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) to attend; students must be accompanied by an adult.

This day‐long event will feature hands‐on sessions on a variety of robotics topics, including:
• Swarm robots – How can we create robots that simulate the behavior of cockroaches?
• Robotics teamwork – Small groups of students will each build part of a robot, and then put the parts together to get a working robot.
• Robotics sensors – What are sensors? How and why do robots use them?
• Robots that exhibit artificial intelligence
• Humanoid Robots that simulate human facial features while talking
• Robots designed for Mars exploration
• Parents’ session ‐Family STEM Learning (Science Technology Engineering Math) by keynote speaker Dr. Lynn Dierking
• And more …

Program cost is $80 per person. Breakfast pastries, beverages, and lunch are included. Registration and breakfast open at 8:00 a.m. The program starts at 9:00 and concludes at 4:00.

To register, please visit
or download the form at

Membership in the Center for Talented Youth is not required, but please do include your CTY ID if you have one. Please register by 2:00 Pacific Time Monday, March 30, 2009.

You are registered once you have received a written confirmation form. Registered families will receive an advance packet with maps, schedule, and travel information before the event.

Questions? Please contact CTY Family Academic programs at 410-735-6115 (Eastern) or  or visit  and scroll down.

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