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Gajanan Deshmukh <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 30 Sep 2010 09:54:56 -0700
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Reminder - Coaches Workshop and Team Clinics - Meet the experts in 
Bioengineering - Friday 6-8 PM, George Mason University, Johnson Center, Fairfax


Glad to see so many communications going around for the Robot Game and rules on 
the list server, but rarely see such volume of questions on the Research Project 
which has equal score weight-age and lots of creative things to do.  Remember 
Project solution also leads to the Teamwork development; strategy; focus; roles; 
responsibilities and dynamics. 

Parents and Teachers are great source to find experts in the biomedical 
engineering, but its is not always easy.  How about attending GMU Coaches 
Workshop and team Clinics where you will meet academics and researchers from 

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering.

Besides our own volunteers and experienced coaches, we have invited 
bioengineering experts from NIH and GMU as well as top two teams from the 2009 
VA/DC FLL State Championship. 

Joseph J. Pancrazio, PhD, Bioengineering Program Director, GMU
Grace C.Y. Penh, Ph.D. (Invited), NIH, Program Director, National Institute of 
Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering-
Ashburn Robotics - 2009 State finalist & Reston Qualifier Champion 
Vector 67 -  2009 VA/DC State Champions

Expect this experts to present research geared towards the ages 9-14 and share 
ongoing biomedical engineering projects. We have requested them to get kids 
excited about this field and address team questions. We will have a sign-up 
sheets for the teams to meet with this experts in the Clinic Room.  Further 
details were shared in the following e-mail for location and evening agenda.

Plan your arrival early and enjoy various activities planned at GMU and Johnson 
Center this Friday -
Desh Deshmukh 
RSVP not required, but a e-mail to [log in to unmask] is appreciated

From: Gajanan Deshmukh <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Thu, September 23, 2010 3:55:23 PM
Subject: Re: Coaches' Clinics at George Mason University Fairfax, Friday October 
1, 6-8 PM

>Based on popular demand and interest from the Rookie Coaches and Northern 
>Virginia veteran team support, we are happy to host a Coaches/Workshop and Teams 
>Clinic at Johnson Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA on Friday October 
>1, 6-8 PM.  -
>Also, for first time, we are adding Junior FLL presentation and WeDo™ kit demo.
>NO NEED TO REGISTER, but due to the space limitation this Workshop and Team 
>clinic is reserved only for Coaches and Team members. 
>We are happy to share GMU Bioengineering ( Program 
>has accepted our invitation and to give a presentation on the Bioengineering 
>Research and new Undergraduate program. We are also expecting GMU students and 
>FLL veterans including students from area high schools to facilitate team clinic 
>in a adjacent room reserved for teams. 
>Workshop Agenda - Room E, 3rd Floor - Johnson Center, 6 - 7.30 PM
>Moderator - Wendi Manuel-Scott, PhD -Associate Professor of History, GMU
>Video - Get in Game and "FIRST Volunteers: Gracious Professionals" or Capturing 
>the Excitement of VADC FLL2006 State Tournament"
>	1. Bioengineering Research and Academics at GMU - Joseph J. Pancrazio, PhD, 
>Bioengineering Program Director 
>	2. Jr. FLL and WeDo™  Kit demo - Denise Lewis, FIRSTAssistant Regional 
>Director, DC
>	3. Body Forward Robot Game & Rules Scoring  - Steve Scherr, VA/DC Referee 
>	4. ABCDE's of Coaching and Project Research Strategy - Desh Deshmukh, 
>Chantilly/Rocky Run and TJHSST Tournament Director '09 
>	5. What to expect at the tournament and Judging - Curt Tran,  Judges Advisor, 
>TJHSST Regional '09
>	6. Robot Design and Performance Tricks - INVITED
              Ashburn Robotics - 2009 State finalist & Reston Qualifier Champion 

              Team Vector 67 -  2009 State Champions      

>Question and Answers.
>Clinics - Room F, 3rd Floor - Johnson Center - 6-7.30 PM 
>	1. Robot Design and NXT Programming - 2009 SMART Move - FLL Veterans - Fairfax 
>and Thomas Jefferson 
>	2. Demo's and Team Exhibits - Girls in Robotics, Ashburn Robotics
>	3. GMU Bioengineering Students (Invited)  - Why Bioengineering 
>Johnson Center, 
>4400 University Drive, 
>Fairfax, Virginia 22030
>Room E & F, 3rd Floor
>Parking: Bldg 40 - Mason Pond Parking Deck.
>Quiet Busy -  on Friday with campus activities and Rt 123 and Braddock 
>Desh Deshmukh 

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