Detroit FIRST Championship

https://www.freep.com/story/news/education/2018/04/24/world-robotics-championships-detroit/540268002/

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Next Year’s Game

At the close of the Houston World Championships, they announced the name of next year’s game:

Interesting…..all the FIRST programs have a SPACE THEME for 2018-19!

Also, you should read THIS…a few “heads up” items on the control system.

Here is the video clip of the teaser:

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Society of Information Management

Our sponsor, SIM (The Society of Information Management), asked for demonstrations of Robotics (FIRST & Vex), Drones, and other STEM related activities in Memphis and Shelby County.

The following STEM Programs were represented:

White Station HS FRC Team #5045 (SpartaBot), Memphis Business Academy Schools (VEX), Memphis Main Library and Cloud901 including FRC Team #4764 (Memphis MechWarriors), FLL West TN Partners of UoM, The STEMulators FLL Team #17013, and a few others. A special thanks to Charles Woods for showing his team’s EV3 Robot. Plus, we want to thank SIM for their continued support for FIRST LEGO League.

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Library Foundation Awards FRC Sponsor their Corporate Award

On Sunday April 15, 2018 at the Memphis Public Library’s’ Volunteer Recognition Event, AZO Inc of Memphis was recognized for their contributions (both financially and mentoring) with the 2018 Corporate Volunteer Partner of the Year. Azo has been a major sponsor for the MechWarriors (FRC Team 4764). Receiving the award on behalf of Azo was Casey King.

Thank you Azo Inc for all you do for the team!

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Summer Camps

Looking for summer camps. Here are some you might be interested in:

CodeCrew has a number of programming and robotics summer camps at various times and locations for grades 1-12. See there website: https://www.code-crew.org/events/ for more information.

Programs include coding, robotics, mobile app development and more….

The library and Cloud 901 have a number of summer camps for students ages 9-18. See http://www.memphislibrary.org/summer-camps/ for more information.

Programs include Robotics (including Lego Mindstorms), STEM, Art, and Music.

Game Design Camp

High school students (ages 14-18) can learn video game design and programming to create their own interactive graphic novel at the Creative Game Design Camp June 4-8. Students with some computing skills will learn enough coding to create interactive graphic novels, which are a type of game that encourage creativity through storytelling. Students will work in teams to create their own games. The camp will conclude with a demonstration of student-created games. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams. Register here. For more information, email info@cs.memphis.edu.

Girls Experiencing Engineering

Applications are now available for the UofM Girls Experiencing Engineering program for middle- and high-school girls at the Herff College of Engineering. GEE is a fast-paced, interactive summer program that seeks to instill young women with confidence, interest and awareness of the wide array of career opportunities within the science, technology and engineering fields. This is achieved through a hands-on, “real world,” projects-based curriculum and dynamic professional engineers serving as guest speakers. More details and registration

Cyber Ambassadors Tech Camp 2018 Cyber Ambassadors Tech Camp

Date: June 18-22
Time: 9 am-2 pm
Location: UofM Main campus

Cyber Ambassadors Tech Camp 2018 Flyer
About the Cyber Ambassador Tech Camp

The University of Memphis is excited to host the 2018 Cyber Ambassadors Tech Camp for high school students. This camp will introduce students to the concepts of Ethical Hacking, Software Patching and Coding.

The week will culminate with a short Capture the Flag competition. By the end of the week, students will have gained enough experience to earn their own Cyber Ambassador emblems.

There is a $50 application fee, however, it will only be charged upon acceptance into camp (which will be determined in May). Refunds must be requested by June 11 to be fulfilled. While lunch will not be provided, small snacks will be made available. Space is limited. For more information, call 901.678.4271 or email: um-CyberAmbassadors@memphis.edu

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