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
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From: Gajanan Deshmukh <[log in to unmask]>
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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, FIRST Assistant Regional Director, DC
  3. Body Forward Robot Game & Rules Scoring  - Steve Scherr, VA/DC Referee Advisor  
  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 traffic.  

Desh Deshmukh


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