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Children and Adults Partner for Lego Robotics Workshop at WKCTC

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering an eight-week Lego Robotics Workshop for children and adults beginning September 21.

Legos robotics can be exciting for everyone no matter their age, said Kevin ONeill, WKCTC continuing education director. Young people will pair with adults to experience math, science, engineering and technology (STEM) with the EV3 Lego Mindstorm Robotics program. Its a great opportunity for family or friends to partner together for eight weeks of robotic fun, said ONeill.

Experienced Lego robotics instructors and coaches will be teaching the workshop that will be held each Monday evening, beginning September 21 and ending November 16. Each class will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Emerging Technology Center, room 214. No meeting will be held on October 5 due to Fall Break at most schools. The cost of the eight-week workshop is $259.

Participants will learn the magic behind making robots appear to have human characteristics. Pairs of participants will conquer the initial learning curve by building with mobile robotic models and using them as tools to understand the workshop software. They will also complete four different robotic challenges and conclude the workshop with non-mobile build opportunities that are sure to impress their family and friends on show-and-tell night on Monday, November 16.

In order to participate in the workshop, children must have a parents signed approval and be at least nine years old.

Space is limited. First ten teams of two will be accepted. To register online visit http://ws.kctcs.edu/westkentucky/category/category.aspx?C=amp;S=32 or call (270) 534-3335