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In the IST ROBOlympics, you can build and program Lego® MindStorms® robots to participate in various competitive events. There are several ways to experience the thrill of victory (and perhaps the agony of defeat) of ROBOlympics.

For High School Students

Rob OlympicsThe IST department hosts annual ROBOlympics trial events for high school students. The trial events are used to prototype events that will be used in the annual ROBOlympics course. In these trial events, teams of three or four students design, build, and program robots within a single, four-hour period. Doane students and faculty are on hand to help.

The next ROBOlympics trial event will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Lied Science and Mathematics building on our campus here in Crete. If you are interested in bringing a team from your high school, please contact Mark Meysenburg or at 402.826.8267.

Here are some links to pages describing recent ROBOlympics trial events:

For Current Doane Students

Building RobotsThe IST department teaches a ROBOlympics course every year during Doane's Interterm. In this three-week course, teams of Doane students spend three hours a day to design, build, and program robots for a variety of competitions. Here are some links to pages describing recent ROBOlympics Interterm courses:

For International Students

A RobotSummer ROBOlympics competitions are also held as part of the Midwest Institute for International Studies Adventure Zone. The Adventure Zone involves students entering 6th through 11th grades. You may visit the Web sites for Summer Adventure Zones by clicking on the following links.

Summer Adventure Zone w/ Senshu University Matsudo Junior High, Matsudo, Chiba, Japan:


Students building robots