Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012

FIRST LEGO League 2012 Challenge

FIRST LEGO League 2012 Challenge

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
The FLL State Qualifying Tournament will be held at Wade Hampton High School on Saturday, December 22 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  The event is open to the public and the only admission “price” is to bring a can of food as a donation.

More than 25 teams of third through eighth grade students will compete. Come watch the robots go head-to-head on LEGO tables, taking on challenges.  Cruise the “pits” and see the variety of projects.

The event is sponsored by Greenville County Schools and Roper Mountain Science Center.  Thanks to FRC Team EnTech 281 and Wade Hampton High School for organizing this event.

Senior Solutions

Can FIRST LEGO League teams improve the quality of life for seniors by helping them continue to be independent, engaged, and connected in their communities?  In the 2012 Senior Solutions Challenge, over 200,000 children from ages 9 to 16 from more than 60 countries will explore the topic of aging and how it may affect a person’s ability to maintain his or her lifestyle – solving issues like getting around, keeping in touch, or staying fit.  Teams will research obstacles and the suggest ways to improve the quality of life for the seniors affected.

For more information, please contact Valerie Mosher, Curator of Engineering and Technology at Roper Mountain Science Center, or call 355-8912. Click here to download an informational brochure.

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