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Science on Tap: Engaging West Virginia Students through Competitive Robotics

November 14, 2018 from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Todd Ensign, NASA IV & V Program

Director, Robotics Alliance Project, Program Manager, Educator Resource Center

Wednesday, November 14th, 7:00PM, Morgantown Brewing Company

The talk is free to the public.

Competitive Robotics has exploded in popularity and availability in West Virginia over the past 7 years, growing from 75 teams to more than 500 and from two state championships to a dozen!  Join NASA IV&V's Dr. Todd Ensign for an overview of the 12 unique programs that engaged over 5,000 students across the state in 2018 and why we believe robotics will soon be available to almost every child.  Learn how you can start a team for your school or after-school group and which program is the best fit for your students.


Science on Tap is a monthly event sponsored by WVU’s IGERT REN program and by the WVU Center for Excellence in STEM Education, with the goal of bringing local, relevant science news to the general public.  Science on Tap presentations do not require advanced science training to understand and – unlike traditional science lectures – take place in a casual environment where the community can rub elbows with the distinguished speakers. Come to Morgantown Brewing Company (1291 University Ave.) on Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. and order some delicious food and drink, then Todd will tell us about West Virginia’s exciting (and sometimes confusing) ecosystem of competitive robotics.