Summer Workshops 2008 GT

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IPRE Summer Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Workshops

  • Workshop II, at GATech, Atlanta, GA. July 7, 8, and 9.

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Monday July 7th

8:30-9:30am Breakfast / Registration (TSRB 132/133)
9:30-10am IPRE Welcome (Tucker)
10:15-11am Robot Show-off and Demo Install
11am-12pm LAB:Install Software / Robot connect
12-2pm LAB: Lunch & Dance Assignment
2-3pm Basic Python Tutorial
 Handouts Media:PytonCrashCourse.ppt Media:Intro1.ppt Media:Intro2.ppt Media:advanced_python.ppt
3-4pm LAB: Play with your Robot's Sensors
4-5pm Create an assignment teams, and Q&A time.
5:30pm Buffet Dinner (GVU Cafe, top of stairs on the 2nd floor)
GVU Cafe remains open for robot play.

Tuesday July 8th

8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:30-10:30am Camera/Vision and Graphics tutorial
 Handouts: Slides media:myro_graphics_reference.pdf
10:30-12pm LAB: Play with Robot & Print Assignment
12-1:30pm Lunch at GT Hotel Buffet
1:30-2pm Explore Assignments
2-3:30pm LAB: Project work time
4-5pm Educator Resources & your syllabus, following by discussion
5pm - 6:15pm RIM Robot Demos
6:15 - Wine & Cheese
GVU Cafe remains open for robot play

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Wednesday July 9th

8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:30-10am Assessment
10-12pm LAB: Project Demos and Discussion
12-12:30 Walk to Enoteca Carbonari for lunch
12:30-1:45pm Farewell Luncheon


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States represented at the Workshops
Red: Georgia Tech Workshop
Blue: Bryn Mawr Workshop
Purple: Both
Plus Canada & Thailand.
Map produced using Myro.

A partial list of workshop participants:

Stefanie Markham Georgia State University

Carol M. Hurwitz Manhattan College

Suzy Crowe Milton High School, Milton, GA

Maitreyi N University of Minnesota

Wallace Mayo University of Tennessee

Shellene Kelley Austin College

Anthony Nichols Shorter College

Dan Wu School of Computer Science, University of Windsor

Chotipat Pornavalai King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang

Natapon Pantuwong Faculty of Information Technology, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology

Oceana Bryant Alabama School of Fine Arts

Tim DeClue Southwest Baptist University

Jack Thompson University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Cynthia Davis South Carolina State University

Seth Reichelson Ocoee High School

Kay Auman

Jason Tilley

Bruce MacLennan EECS Dept., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Dr. Rex Wallace Jackson County Comprehensive High School

Lucia K. Dale SEWANEE:The University of the South

Zachary Dodds Harvey Mudd College

Stan Thomas Wake Forest University

K. N. King Georgia State University

Rayshun Dorsey WizKidz Science and Technology Centers

Assignment Ideas












Travel Details

Map at the Midtown area.

The workshop will be held in the Technology Square Research Building (Rooms 131/132) located at 85 5th Street NW, Atlanta GA. This building is across the street from the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.

Travel from the Airport If you arrive in Atlanta via Air, the easiest way to get into the city is to take the light rail (MARTA) to the N3 (North Avenue) or N4 (Midtown) station. From the airport, all trains head north and will pass by N3 and N4. (Cost is $1.75 one way, plus a 50c fee for a reusable RFID ticket)

Walking from N3 If you have rolling luggage and are arriving on Sunday when the Tech Trolley schedule is reduced (see below) you may wish to walk to the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference center from the N3 (North Avenue) MARTA rail stop. The N3 rail station has two exits, and you want to take the one at the North side of the station (continue in the direction of travel of the train you just got off to take you to the North exit.) The north exit opens into the lobby of the AT&T (formerly BellSouth) building which opens up onto West Peachtree street at 3rd street. When you reach west peachtree street, walk north (turn left as you exit the marta station into the lobby, and then right as you exit via the revolving doors to the street). Walk north on West Peachtree (You will pass by the Center for the Visually Impaired and the Visability Store) to 5th street (the corner will be under construction, so do not cross W. Peachtree until after you pass the construction). Turn left onto 5th street at the Biltmore building and walk one block West to Spring Street. The Entrance to the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference center is a revolving door at the corner of 5th streets and spring streets, on the South-West corner of the intersection. They are located across Spring street from the GT Barnes & Noble bookstore, and across 5th street from the RBC Centura Bank. Route from the North exit of the N3 station to the GT Hotel and Conference Center The distance is 4 blocks, and approximately 0.3 miles.

Tech Trolley from N4 The Georgia Tech "Tech Trolley" offers free service from the N4 (Midtown) rail station (located at the intersection of 10th street and West Peachtree street) through the GaTech campus. (The trolley boards on the south side of the station, on Peachtree Place NE.) The first stop after you board the trolley at the Midtown station is directly outside of the Technology Square Research Building. To reach the GaTech Hotel and Conference Center, walk back 1/2 block and cross the street. Note that on Sunday the Tech Trolley only operates from 3pm-9:30pm, and the frequency is every 24-30 minutes.

Wednesdays Lunch Route to Enoteca Carbonari - From the TSRB, turn left (East) onto 5th street and walk until it dead-ends with West Peachtree (At the Biltmore building). Turn right (South) onto W. Peachtree street and walk to 4th street. Turn right (East) on 4th street and walk past Cyprus street to Peachtree Street. Turn right (South) on Peachtree Street and head less than one block to Enoteca Carbonari, at 710 Peachtree Street (between 4th and 3rd streets). It is located on the west side of the street, so you do not need to cross Peachtree street. The total distance is approximately 5 blocks or 1/2 of a mile.

Meal Details

Breakfast Mon/Tue/Wed: 8:30-9:30am outside of TSRB 132/133 1st floor Signature Breakfast Buffet - Scrambled eggs, grits, bacon, sausage and bagel assortment with fresh fruit salad, coffee service and juices.

Monday Lunch: Sandwich / Salad Boxes (TSRB 132/133) Make your sandwich selections on the online survey, URL sent to all participants.

Monday Dinner: Mediterranean Buffet - GVU Cafe (2nd floor at top of stairs)

  • Falafel w/ tahini sauce
  • Hummus w/ bread
  • Vegetarian Musaka
  • Greek Salad
  • Chicken Kabob
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Pizza : Rays Veggie and Rays Meat
  • Baklava

Tuesday Lunch: GT Hotel Buffet

Tuesday Dinner: On your own

Wednesday Farewell Luncheon: 12:30pm Enoteca Carbonari (710 Peachtree Street)

  • Mixed green salad with balsamic vinaigrette
  • Grilled flat bread with speck- smoked prosciutto and fontina
  • Penne pasta with shallots, tomato sauce and basil
  • Grilled chicken skewers
  • Grilled salmon skewers
  • Cannoli