Students Compete in First LEGO League Event

St. Thomas More Academy’s LEGO League participated for the first time ever in a Maryland FLL Qualifier competition on Saturday, December 13th at the Carroll Community College. They competed against 18 other teams. The STMA team was recognized for their research project and presentation and given the Roar of the Robots 2014 "Passion for Learning" award. One of the team members was even given a special award for "Dressing for Success"! Our team did not advance to state championships this time, but we are so proud of what was accomplished in our very first LEGO event. The students are already looking ahead to the 2015 Challenge!

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an alliance between FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and the LEGO Company. Guided by adult mentors and their own imaginations, FLL students solve real-world engineering challenges and develop important life skills.

FLL provides students age 9-14 with a hands-on, interactive robotics program in a sports-like atmosphere. Teams of up to 10 players focus on team building, problem solving, creativity, and analytical thinking to develop solutions to a problem currently facing the world - the Challenge.

Each September, a new Challenge is unveiled to FLL teams across the world. Over the ensuing 8 weeks, teams strategize, design, build, program, test and refine a fully autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS™ technology. The teams also do their own research, talk to professionals, and develop compelling presentations which relate to the Challenge. At FLL competitions, the teams are evaluated on their robot's performance, their presentation, teamwork and robot design.

 


Students Compete in First LEGO League Event