Students Pit Their Robots Against Those of Technology Professionals In the Geek vs. Geek Challenge at the Plaza Branch

For Immediate Release:
May 7, 2012
Contact: Robert Butler
816.701.3729
Students Pit Their Robots Against Those of Technology Professionals In the Geek vs. Geek Challenge at the Plaza Branch

Technology students and technology professionals compete to build working robots in Geek vs. Geek, a challenged sponsored by the LEARN Science and Math Club on Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Plaza Library, 4801 Main St.

The two-day event culminates in a public face-off between the adults' robots and those built by students at 2:30 p.m., Saturday.

Teams of adult techies participating in the challenge will spend much of Friday and Saturday studying robotics and building their robots.

Then their creations will vie against those already built by the young members of the LEARN Science and Math Club's robotics team, who recently won a major competition at Union Station and will compete at a national event this spring.

Founded in 2004, the LEARN Science and Math Club provides children with rich science and math experiences through robotics, engineering, and programming projects and laboratory experiments. LEARN offers six to 20 hours of instruction each week through the school year, and stages field trips and holds science and math camps during the summer.

For more information visit www.learnscienceandmathclub.com.

Admission to the Saturday face-off is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407