Science and Engineering Area

Alabama Robotics Competition: Schedule

The following represents the tentative schedule of the contest. Family members and teachers of participants are welcome to attend the opening discussion, competition rounds, and awards presentation.

9:30am-10:45am

  • Check-in
  • Setup computer
  • Collect T-shirt and Registration Materials

10:45am-noon

  • Lunch
  • Explanation of Rules
  • Keynote Speaker: Brook Osborne(Code.org)

Noon-3:00pm

  • Robotics Contest
  • Visitors can watch the contest live from the floor, or on a projected screen in the main contest area

3:00pm-3:30pm

  • Break
  • Snack Period
  • Time to load computers for transport

3:30pm-4:00pm

  • Awards Presentation

Keynote Speaker: Brook Osborne from Code.org

 

K-12 Computer Science:

Reflecting Back and Pushing Forward

 

In this talk we'll celebrate the hard work and dedication of participants in the weeks and months leading up to this event, and examine what might come next for these students in their academic careers and beyond. In order to talk about the future we will first look at the past, exploring the increased growth and interest in K-12 computer science during the past 5 years. 

 

Brook Osborne is the Education Program Manager at Code.org. She was an educator at Duke University for several years where she taught a service-learning robotics course. She has co-authored several publications related to outreach, robotics, and CS Principles.