Students to use robots to create Green City

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Students to use robots to create Green City


16 August 2012

16 August 2012

Sixty science students from four regional schools will put their knowledge of robotics into action at the University of the Sunshine Coast tomorrow, Friday 17 August, as they take on the Green City Challenge.

This inaugural USC-Education Queensland event will involve 20 teams of three students programming Lego Mindstorm robots to solve sustainability challenges, such as powering Lego wind turbines and recycling Lego waste.

Media are welcome to attend the colourful event in J Building. Best times are between 11am and 2pm, excepting 12.30-1pm lunch break.

The Year 8 students are from Caloundra State High, Gympie State High, James Nash State High and Victory College.

Organiser David Thomson, Adjunct Lecturer for the USC-based Science, Engineering and Education Centre (SEEC), said the event aimed to inspire a lasting love of science and understanding of sustainability issues.

It follows a busy National Science Week at USC, including professional development programs for science teachers from Mackay to the Gold Coast, the annual Science Investigation Awards for school students and a public seminar about Nobel prize winner Lawrence Bragg’s work on X-ray diffraction.

Julie Schomberg

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