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The NXT LEGO robot rolled forward, turned sharp left and – much to the horror of its creator – started veering off its intended course, crossing the line surrounding the designated checkpoint and eliciting a fresh wave of frustration.
"No!" exclaimed Rishi Alluri, throwing up his arms in defeat. Gathering his wayward robot, Rishi returned to a nearby computer for another round of programming. He'd consider if the degree of the turn was miscalculated, or if perhaps the distance was off by a fraction of an inch.
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Episode 3: Rohit Shukla, CEO of the Larta Institute
This episode of the Innovation Update includes the lecture "Innovation and Entrepreneurs: A Network-Centric Approach" delivered by Larta Institute CEO Rohit Shukla at the 8th Annual KIEC.
Episode 2: Goldwater Honorable Mentions Josiah Hanna & David Spencer
In this episode of the Innovation Update, Josh talks with Josiah Hanna and David Spencer about their research and why it’s important for young students – and Kentucky as a whole – to embrace innovative thinking.
2012 Goldwater Recipient Charles Coomer
Charles Coomer, a junior in the Honors College at WKU and the son of Evell and Don Coomer, has been involved in microbiological research for two years. In the lab of Dr. Rodney King, associate professor of biology, Coomer is characterizing viruses that infect bacterial cells so that they can be sorted into different clusters. Before beginning his research, he was enrolled the Genome Discovery and Exploration Course at WKU, a part of the National Genomics Research Initiative, where he first worked with Dr. King.
2012 Goldwater Recipient Michael Crocker
Michael Crocker is in his fourth semester of research at WKU through his participation in the Gatton Academy. In the labs of Dr. Jeremy Maddox, assistant professor of chemistry, and Dr. Lester Pesterfield, professor of chemistry, Crocker is working with microscopic silica gels to create a more effective, inexpensive and thorough way to treat industrial waste.
Episode 1: Introducing Innovate Kentucky
In the first episode of the Innovation Update, Josh interviews Corey Alderdice, Assistant Director for Admissions and Public Relations for the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, about the need for greater STEM awareness in the state and how Innovate Kentucky will address those needs.