For Immediate Release
LCSI ANNOUNCES "WE LOVE SCIENCE" CONTEST
Montreal - November 1, 2005 - Logo Computer Systems Inc. (LCSI) announces a "We Love Science" contest to spark young students' interest in science and technology. Students from around the world will be able to enter. Using LCSI's MicroWorlds EX Robotics Edition software package, students in grades 4-9, must identify a real life problem, build a model or device that solves the problem, and explain why and how it works.
The contest is open until May 31, 2006. Students must submit their MicroWorlds EX Robotics project accompanied by a video that demonstrates their model and a written description of their idea. Once all the entries have been received and the contest comes to a close, a team of judges will pick the most innovative and effective projects. On June 30, 2006, LCSI will announce the First, Second and Third Prize Winners.
"The goals of the contest are to challenge students in science and to promote students' thinking and problem solving skills", said Ms. Susan Einhorn, President of LCSI. "We want to give students a chance to apply their science technology skills in an authentic and challenging open-ended project. I'm looking forward to seeing all the creative and innovative projects!" concluded Ms. Einhorn.
MicroWorlds EX Robotics Edition is appropriate for students in grades 4 and up. It encourages the development of transferable problem solving strategies and critical thinking skills by providing opportunities for both in-depth explorations and project creation. It lets students be scientists, engineers, and inventors as they plan projects, develop models and test their ideas. Designed to work with the LEGOŽ RCX programmable brick (a micro-computer inside a LEGOŽ brick) or with Crickets (tiny mobile computers that fit in the palm of your hand), students can build a model and control it using the procedures they download to the LEGOŽ RCX brick or Cricket.
In addition, schools or students that don't have MicroWorlds EX Robotics Edition can take advantage of LCSI's discounted prices going on for the duration of the contest. A Single copy has been reduced from $139 to $119, a 6 User Lab Pack is now $549 and a Site License is reduced to $1,550
For further information on the contest rules and regulations, please visit: http://www.microworlds.com/mwexrob_contest/
Logo Computer Systems Inc.
LCSI was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. LCSI develops and markets a line of award winning constructivist educational products, including the critically acclaimed MicroWorlds line of school products, Enriched Math, Journal Zone and the My Make Believe family of early learning software. As an award-winning publisher of software for K-12 schools, LCSI is active around the world in major technology projects that are transforming education.
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