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Engineering Addiction: Take Aim at Tobacco robot exhibition

March 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Student-engineered robot exhibition that takes aim at tobacco industry unveiled Tuesday, March 18 at State Capitol

(PHOENIX)—March 13, 2014— Students Taking a New Direction (STAND) Arizona’s anti-smoking youth coalition announces the reveal of a ‘home made’ robot exhibition titled Engineering Addiction: Take Aim at Tobacco. The project combines science technology and the arts, to raise awareness about the dangers and the impact of tobacco use.

The robot exhibition will be revealed on Tuesday, March 18 at the Arizona State Capitol before legislators and advocates.  On that day, hundreds of STAND youth from every corner of Arizona will descend upon the Capitol lawn, educating legislators about their anti-smoking initiatives in their cities and towns. The event is a prelude to Kick Butts Day marked this year on Wednesday, March 19.  Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco.

The project titled, Engineering Addiction: Take Aim at Tobacco is a collaboration with Red Mountain High School’s theatrical set design students and members of the Red Mountain Plasma Robotics Club to literally “take aim at tobacco” with a student-made robot and accompanying student-inspired exhibition frame.

The student-engineered robot exhibition is an interactive experience that invites the public to maneuver the robot. It starts by asking multiple-choice questions about tobacco, which earns participants the opportunity to work the robot that has been designed to launch Frisbees. The Frisbees are then deployed by the ‘robot controller’ into slots on the ‘wall of education’ which is about 12 feet away.

WHEN:           Tuesday, March 18

WHAT:            Student-created robot exhibition and experience revealed at State Capitol: Engineering Addiction: Take Aim at Tobacco robot exhibition

WHERE:         Arizona State Capitol lawn, 1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

TIME:              11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

PARKING: Free parking for visitors is available in the Wesley Bolin Plaza parking lot. If you are coming from the downtown Phoenix drive west on Washington. Look for the entrance to the north visitor parking area before 17th Avenue.

The robot exhibition is currently under construction. Short sneak previews of the students’ progress can be followed on Twitter at @AZSTAND. Learn more about Arizona’s statewide anti-smoking youth coalition by visiting www.standaz.com.

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March 18, 2014
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Arizona State Capitol
1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007 United States
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