fll_2013The First LEGO League Robotics Competition for high school students was held at IPFW on December 14, 2013 and a few FortLUG members served as volunteers at the event.  The First LEGO League was founded in 1989 and provides hands-on science, technology, and engineering education through LEGO building.

Participating teams design, build, and program their own robots to navigate through a prescribed challenge.  Teams are judged on a number of factors which include robot design and performance, teamwork, and professionalism.  This years challenge was nature’s fury:  responding to and rebuilding after a natural disaster.  Congratulations go out to Team YETI from Granger, IN for taking home the championship trophy and to FortLUG member Ed DeWitt for receiving a volunteer award!  To see pictures from the event and view complete team award rankings, please visit the FLL page on IPFW’s website.

IPFW First LEGO League homepage