A special thank you to Ms. Milosz and Mr. Rick for their leadership roles in this year’s LEGO league competition. A lot of hard work and extra time went into this social club and it showed during a great competition at the tournament at Marquette! Way to go LEGO League participants- You should be very proud!
From the FLL Challenge Site:
“In early fall, FLL releases a Challenge, which is based on a real-world scientific topic.
Each Challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project (Why a Project in a Robotics Competition?), and the FLL Core Values. Teams of up to ten children, with one adult coach, participate in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project), all guided by the FLL Core Values. Teams may then choose to attend an official tournament, hosted by one of our Operational Partners.
Past Challenges have been based on topics such as nanotechnology, climate, quality of life for the handicapped population, and transportation. By designing our Challenges around such topics, participants are exposed to potential career paths within a chosen Challenge topic, in addition to solidifying the STEM principles that naturally come from participating in a robotics program. Team members also learn valuable life and employment skills which will benefit them no matter which career path they choose.”
With “Nature’s Fury” as the theme, Whitman’s team launched into action to solve problems associated with high winds, heavy rains, flying debris and the fallout of natural disasters upon the areas in our world where we work, go to school and play. Every day, emergency responders are called into action to deal with these devestating circumstances all over the country. With sponsors and professionals focused on the results of these competitions, student teams can help make our nation stronger and reduce the casualties and victims of these very difficult situations. Visit our images to see the fun they had this year!