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For immediate release Monday, April 1, 2019
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                                
Director of Public Relations             
Birmingham Public Library                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                        
E-mail: rlwilliams@bham.lib.al.us              

What: Teens Engineer BHM Robotics Build and Battle Competition
When: Saturday, April 6, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, April 7, 2-5 p.m.
Where:  Central Library East Grand Reading Room in downtown Birmingham
Details: A total of nine teams, comprised of five students each, will design and build a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Participation is open to current middle or high school students in grades 7 through 12. Each member of the winning team will receive a $50 gift card. To register, call 205-226-3655 or email cenyou@bham.lib.al.us. 
Teens Engineer BHM is sponsored by a $95,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. For information click here
https://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2019/03/teens-engineer-bhm-robotics-build-and.html


Teens Engineer BHM Robotics Build  & Battle slated for April 6-7 at Central Library

Birmingham, Ala.-Birmingham area teens with a passion for designing robots and computer programming will face off in a friendly competition for bragging rights – and a $50 gift card for members of the winning team - this weekend.

The inaugural Teens Engineer BHM Robotics Build and Battle Competition will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, 2019, at the Central Library East Grand Reading Room.

A total of nine teams, comprised of five students each, will design and build a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Participation is open to current middle or high school students in grades 7 through 12. Each member of the winning team will receive a $50 gift card.  

Teens Engineer BHM is a partnership between the Birmingham Public Library and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Engineering. The program is sponsored by a $95,000 grant received in 2017 from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.
 
BPL’s Teens Engineer BHM program also was a recipient of a $50,000 grant in 2016 from the UAB Benevolent Fund.  https://www.uab.edu/benfund/your-dollars-at-work/119-bpl-teens-engineer-birmingham

Last summer, BPL hosted a weeklong Teens Engineer Robotics Camp at the Central Library.   

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