Greensboro Hosting Big Competition Today

No one went asking for Money, Ambulance Service, etc; yet, this event involving hundreds of North Carolina Grade Schoolers and their families will take place today at the Corbett Center at NC A&T University. It is the First Lego League Competition, sponsored by the School of Engineering.

FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) is a result of an exciting alliance between FIRST and the LEGO Company. Guided by adult mentors and their own imaginations, FLL students solve real-world engineering challenges, develop important life skills, and learn to make positive contributions to society. FLL provides students age 9-14 with an opportunity to challenge their math and science skills in an internationally recognized competitive environment. FLL combines a hands-on, interactive robotics program with a sports-like atmosphere. Teams of up to 10 players focus on team building, problem solving, creativity, and analytical thinking to develop a well thought out solution to a problem currently facing the world – the “Challenge”.

Activities have already started today. The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for 1:30 PM this afternoon. See the Lego Robots in action this afternoon.