Media Advisory: BCCC to Use Robots to Solve Rubik's Cube, Play Sudoku


Robots to Use Robots to Solve Math Puzzles Like the Rubik's Cube
and Sudoku
City Elementary and Middle School Students to Show Off Their Robots

WHO: Baltimore City elementary and middle school students; BCCC robotics scholars

WHAT: Robots and Humans Solve Mathematics Puzzles

WHEN: Wednesday, April 10,2013, noon to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: BCCC Liberty Campus, 2901 Liberty Heights Ave.


Baltimore City Community College
will host 60 elementary and middle school students from Baltimore City public schools to demonstrate how robots can be used to solve popular math puzzles like the Rubik's Cube and Sudoku. The event will kick off the first day of its Math Awareness Week, which each semester engages students in the practical applications of mathematics and serves as a showcase for the college’s innovative and popular robotics program. As part of the event, student robotics teams from the schools will attend with their coaches and robots.
From 10-10:30 a.m., the students will tour the BCCC campus. From 10:30-11 a.m., they will participate in hands-on activities in the Robotics Lab in collaboration with BCCC S-STEM scholars, who enrolled at BCCC under a five-year, $599,995 S-STEM (Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) National Science Foundation grant which funds scholarships of up to $4,150 per academic year for study in any of these fields. From 11-11:30 a.m., the students will demonstrate robots they have personally designed. The Rubik's Cube and Sudoku demonstration, in which students will also compete with each other for the fastest Sukoku time, runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. All students will receive an “I LOVE MATH” t-shirt sponsored by the S-STEM grant.


For Immediate Release:

April 9, 2013


Contact: Pat Onley