FIRST Lego League Regional
FIRST, For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology, is a series of international robotics competitions for students from 3rd -12th grades. FIRST Lego League is an engineering competition designed for middle school children in which they build and compete with an autonomous MINDSTORMS robot. Every year there is a new competition centered on a theme exploring a real-world problem.
In Spring 2013 the Ramblin’ Rocketeers have had an educational booth at a FIRST Lego League Regional Competition at Wheeler Middle School which occurred on Saturday, December 8th. At the booth students ranging from 3rd-8th grade were exposed to how lift is generated and participated in building a paper rocket with a straw launcher that they could take with them. The event reached 373 students, 295 of which were in the 4th-9th grade range, and 31 educators.