Robotics Lab to be showcased at dedication, open house April 28

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Robotics Lab to be showcased at dedication, open house April 28

April 21, 2017

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Computer Science program will show off its new robotics lab during a public dedication and open house on Friday, April 28, from 1-3 p.m. The new lab is located in Room 116 of Shockley Hall.

A brief program will occur at 1:30 p.m.

Separate gifts from Bill and Billie Buckles, and Dr. Charles and Jane Tucker, all of Alva, provided funding for the department to develop both a design lab and build lab in Shockley Hall. Students will have access to high-end computers, as well as various equipment and tools to learn how to design, program and build robots.

Computer science students will be able to take various courses in programming and introductory robotics.

In addition, the robotics lab will be utilized for a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) outreach programs through Northwestern, as well as various computer science club programs and activities.

The William R. and Billie Dean Buckles Endowed STEM Initiative for Computer Science will increase and enhance STEM educational opportunities available to students and faculty, as well as the public of northwest Oklahoma.

The Dr. Charles and Jane Tucker Computer Science Lectureship will support the computer science faculty, staff and students by providing funding for travel and training.

To learn more about these new areas within the Computer Science program, please contact Evan Vaverka, instructor of computer science, at (580) 327-8587 or epvaverka@nwosu.edu or Mark Bagley, instructor of computer science, at (580) 327-8604 or mabagley@nwosu.edu.

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