Mines to host youth science and technology program focused on earth's climate

GOLDEN, Colo., Nov. 5, 2008 – The Colorado School of Mines Robotics Club will host the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League’s 2008 Climate Connections Challenge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 in Lockridge Arena in the Student Recreation Center, 1651 Elm St. 

The partnership between FIRST and The LEGO Group has created a program that helps young people between ages 9 and 14 discover the fun in science and technology and inspire future scientists and engineers. The program also aims to build self-confidence, knowledge and life skills. During the event, teams will discover the complexity of terrestrial climates and learn about the hurdles scientists must overcome to learn about past climates and consider future conditions.
“We have to inspire today’s students to become tomorrow’s engineers and scientists,” said Joe Daily, Mines student and event organizer. “Lego League encourages students to get excited about math, science and technology.”
For additional information, see the full schedule.
Founded in 1874, Colorado School of Mines was established to serve the needs of the local mining industry. Today, the School has an international reputation for excellence in both engineering education and the applied sciences with special expertise in the development and stewardship of the Earth's resources. For more information about Colorado School of Mines, visit www.mines.edu.
Karen Gilbert, Public Relations Specialist
303-273-3541 / Karen.Gilbert@is.mines.edu
Marsha Williams, Director of Integrated Marketing Communications
303-273-3326 / marswill@mines.edu



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