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Robot Expo Showcases Student Innovation, Dec. 18

Media Adivsory by Margaret Chantung

Rising to the challenge of putting scientific theory into motion, physics and computer science students at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will be presenting the culminations of their imaginative innovations at the eighth annual Robot Expo on Friday, Dec. 18 from noon to 3 p.m. at The McMahan House. The event is free and open to the public and offers physics enthusiasts the opportunity to interact alongside students who have used logic and reasoning to bring theoretical principles to life.

The Robot Expo showcases original robots constructed by teams of physics and computer science students who are tasked with designing and programming a micro-system. Each robot requires hours upon hours of thought, research and advanced code, effectively engaging the students’ knowledge and ability to create a fully functioning robot from scratch. The expo gives students a chance to showcase their robots in action as well as communicate the technical processes the robot undergoes to perform those tasks.

The community is encouraged to join in the fun and watch robots in action. Physics demonstrations, including a showcase of the use of 3D printing to build prosthetics, and interactive activity stations led by STEM ambassadors and the Society of Physics students will also be offered at the event, allowing attendees to engage in a hands-on experience.

What: Robot Expo hosted by the CSUSM Physics Department

When: Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 – noon to 3 p.m.

Where: The McMahan House at CSUSM, 333 S. Twin Oak Valley Road, San Marcos

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