SGU is hosting a robotics workshop.

St. Gregory’s University is hosting a robotics workshop Nov. 15-16 for 4th-8th grade students who have an interest in technology.

Funded through an Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Teacher Education Grant, the workshop will teach the students how to build and program robots using Lego blocks and simple technology.

Lori and Roger Farris, trainers and leaders of a competitive robotics teams in the Shawnee area, will oversee the workshop and help students integrate real-world applications of core science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines into their projects.

The first day of the workshop will include students building a basic robot using a construction diagram, followed by team work in which they will be given a design project that will require them to brainstorm to find an engineering solution to the problem.

After learning how to program their robots and creating a game strategy, the teams will put their robots to the test in a game competition the following day. Faculty from St. Gregory’s Natural Science Department will serve as judges.

The SGU Robotics Workshop will take place 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on both days, with a practice session and the robotics game competition scheduled to take place after noon on Saturday, Nov. 16.

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