ieee-usa in action - spring 2012 - (Page 29)
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Region 4 and the Southeastern Michigan Section Help Foster STEM With Robofest PACE Project
IEEE Region 4 and the Southeastern Michigan Section have been supporting the autonomous robot competition called Robofest since 2004, by sponsoring IEEE medals for Robofest participants and providing volunteer judges and mentors. For the region and section, participation in Robofest is a PACE (Professional Activities Committees for Engineers) activity. While many PACE activities involve seminars on topics such as career enhancement, employment assistance and professional development, precollege education projects like Robofest also receive funding. Robofest aims to inspire interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among precollege stu-
By C.J. Chung, Adel Marzougui and Tarek Lahdhiri
Robofest participants, spectators, judges and mentors await the start of the competition.
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