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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Joshua Nordstrom Is Chairman of Robotics Challenge

Written By:  Bill Kerbin
POCOMOKE CITY -- A number of students from the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia have been participating in Eastern Shore Robotics, a program in which they have been actually building robots at a section of the MIST building in Pocomoke City.

Having participated in the recent regional competition the students now have their sights set on the national championship. And to participate in this event they have to raise money.

One planned fundraiser is the Robotics Technology Exposition and Challenge set for Saturday, May 21, at Midway GM/Toyota. The Worcester/Accomack, Northampton and Salisbury teams will be demonstrating their robots at this event. Members of the teams will also be available to discuss the process that they use in building their robots. The event will feature the robots built and used in this year's first competition by the local teams.

In addition to Midway and the teams, the event will be co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Institute for Space and Technology. Recently team members spoke to the Pocomoke mayor and Council and were given a contribution toward the national championship.

Joshua Nordstrom, who is chairing the event, said that he and the other sponsors want to show the students that there are career opportunities in the science, mathematics, engineering and technology fields; that there are scholarships and internships available.

He is hoping for additional corporate sponsors who will want to set up booths and displays. This year he is hoping to raise $3,000 to help fund the trip to the national championship and to expand the event in the future.

Anyone interested in the event can contact Fotios Skouzes at 410-957-6570 or Joshua Nordstrom at 4190-957-2222.

Source;|newswell|text|Worcester County Times|s