Hello VA/DC FLL Coaches, Mentors and Volunteers Please share with your team enclosed Flyer, time and date and plan to attend Robotics EXPO on May 22nd at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington DC. Due to file size limit on attachment, please download Flyer from the following website http://dc-first.org/ New Update: I have arranged a Guest Speaker to present "Biomedical Engineering and Prosthetics" during the Coaches Workshop. Time 11 AM Mr. Vishal Saxena is completing doctorate (MD) from University of Chicago in Orthopedic Surgery and currently Researching at NIH and Walter Reed Hospital, Bethesda, MD. His undergraduate degree is in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University and high school degree from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology. Probably you all are aware of FIRST Robotics founder Dean Kamen's DEKA Prosthetic Luke Arm funded by DARPA and US Veterans Administration, currently undergoing clinical trails at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). RIC's home base is at Northwestern University, IL. More information about Luke Arm this and Bionic Hand can be found from the following websites. http://robots.net/article/2858.html Bionic hand - I-limb http://www.touchbionics.com/ If you have any questions about Robotics Expo, feel free to e-mail Denise Lewis <[log in to unmask]> Desh Deshmukh ----- Forwarded Message ---- From: Denise Lewis <[log in to unmask]> To: Gajanan Deshmukh <[log in to unmask]> Sent: Fri, April 30, 2010 8:19:54 PM Subject: SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, May 22nd Scratch Day/Robotics Expo 2010 in Washington DC Join Scratch enthusiasts in the Washington DC-area to meet and learn from each other! Come and explore, or bring your models and robots and come and play! Scratch is a free computer programming resource that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. All interested students, parents and teachers are invited to learn more about Scratch and robotics, featuring Junior FIRST LEGO League, FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge, VEX Robotics and Sea Perch—underwater robotics! Attend an FLL Coaches workshop for beginners at 11am. Get information on how to register your team (registration opens on May 3rd). Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010 Times: 10:00 AM—4:00 PM Location: Archbishop Carroll High School Please share the attached flier (two pages) and visit the website at www.archbishopcarroll.org for directions. Teams can bring: Jr.FLL models or WeDo Kits, Show Me Posters, NXT, TETRIX and VEX robots, laptop, pit decorations, tri-folds, notebooks, research presentation props, engineering notebooks - anything within reason that will showcase your team and your experience with robotics! Teams, please respond by email immediately at [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask] if you are interested in participating in this exciting outreach opportunity. Questions about Scratch Day? Contact: Denise Lewis at [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask] Take care, Denise M. Lewis FIRSTAssistant Regional Director - District of Columbia FIRSTSenior Mentor - District of Columbia For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Email: [log in to unmask] Phone: 301-814-0331 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/denise.m.lewis1 Twitter: http://twitter.com/dmlewisfirst LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/denisemlewis1 Website: http://www.dc-first.org/ Dream it. Design it. Build it. -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ADMIN-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-admin-l.html to subscribe.