Georgia Southern University

Local Students learn Robotics with LEGOS

robert cookThe College of Information Technology at Georgia Southern University is sponsoring a LEGO First Tech Challenge (LFTC) team, the Eagle Bots, and has received a $450 rookie team scholarship from The FIRST Foundation. The scholarship is one of 10 awarded in Georgia. The LFTC is the fastest growing, hottest initiative for teens in the world. CIT invites interested high school students in Bulloch County to contact Professor Robert Cook at 478-0892 or by email at

Cook is constantly looking for new outreach initiatives for the University. He is a Yamacraw professor and the NASA Space Grant Coordinator for the University. This year the university will be offering Robotics not only for Computer Science majors, but also as a section in the First Year Experience for Honor Students. The lab is also used for a four-week science and engineering enrichment experience in the University’s Upward Bound program (for high school juniors and seniors. The equipment from the lab goes on loan to local schools that participate in the LFTC competitions.

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Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers more than 120 degree programs serving more than 17,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education.



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