Regional
1:33 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

NMSU Offers Robotics Training For Teachers

The New Mexico State University Engineering New Mexico Resource Network, in cooperation with NMSU College of Education's Scientifically Connected Communities program and Robotics Education and Competition Foundation, will host a teacher training on VEX robotics. The training will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, on the New Mexico State University Campus in Las Cruces, room to be determined.

VEX Clawbot Kits, the foundation robot kit in the VEX Robotics Design System, will be available to guide teachers in assembling a robot as they learn to work with the VEX Robotics Design system. Grants will be available for those who want to acquire the kits for their schools.

Teachers are encouraged to being laptop computers to download EasyC software. Lunch will be provided.

There is no cost for New Mexico teachers, but registration is required. Cost of the training is $40 for non-New Mexico Teachers. Space is limited. To register, visit http://nmsuvex.eventbrite.com.

About the Engineering New Mexico Resource Network: As the oldest and largest engineering program in the state, the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University is dedicated to enriching the state's economic competitiveness through the advancement of innovation, entrepreneurship and employee preparedness required to meet the changing needs of the 21st century.

In keeping with the land-grant mission of NMSU, the Engineering New Mexico Resource Network delivers engineering-based outreach services to businesses, governmental and non-governmental entities, and provides innovative educational science, technology, engineering and math programs that prepare tomorrow's leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. The Engineering New Mexico Resource Network leverages extensive expertise to advance the state's economy and meet statewide needs.