Nearly 300 Forsyth County Students to Participate in Nov. 3 Robotics Competition at Forsyth Tech

Winston-Salem Chamber

October 31, 2012

Nearly 300 students from 17 Forsyth County middle schools and Brunson Elementary School will gather November 3 to test their skills in science, technology and teamwork during the second annual Forsyth County Invitational Robot Run Tournament.

The Robot Run, organized by the Winston?Salem Chamber of Commerce and its Technology Council is open to the public and will be held at Forsyth Technical Community College, West Campus Gymnasium, 1300 Bolton Street, Winston?Salem, N.C. An opening ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m., followed by the Robot Run competition. The Awards Presentation and Closing Remarks are expected to begin at 4:00 p.m.

The program is specifically designed to promote learning about science, math and teamwork among middle school students, and better prepare them for future knowledge economy jobs.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 31, 2012

Nearly 300 Forsyth County Students to Participate in Nov. 3 Robotics Competition

Winston?Salem, N.C. – Nearly 300 students from 17 Forsyth County middle schools and Brunson Elementary School will gather November 3 to test their skills in science, technology and teamwork during the second annual Forsyth County Invitational Robot Run Tournament.

The Robot Run, organized by the Winston?Salem Chamber of Commerce and its Technology Council is open to the public and will be held at Forsyth Technical Community College, West Campus Gymnasium, 1300 Bolton Street, Winston?Salem, N.C. An opening ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m., followed by the Robot Run competition. The Awards Presentation and Closing Remarks are expected to begin at 4:00 p.m.

The 30 competing teams are each made up of about 10 students. The program is specifically designed to promote learning about science, math and teamwork among middle school students, and better prepare them for future knowledge economy jobs.

With the Chamber’s focus on K?12 education, workforce preparedness and development of a knowledge?based economy, “the Tech Council and its STEM subcommittee knew it was important to do something to get our students excited about math and science – and learn at the same time,” said Peggy Low, senior vice president of technology for the Chamber.

The Title Sponsor of the event is Cook Medical. Other sponsors include Caterpillar, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Duke Energy, A&A Metal Products, Forsyth Technical Community College, Solid Space and Winston?Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

More information about the Robot Run is at www.wsrobotrun.com.