First Lego League: youth robotics championship tournament held Saturday at Penn

February 1st, 2012

“First Lego League: youth robotics championship tournament held Saturday at Penn” on

…Hotdog hats, bright white lab coats and Rosie the Riveter costumes set the atmosphere Saturday for the Penn First Lego League Championship Tournament, held in the Irvine auditorium at the University of Pennsylvania Saturday.

FLL, a robotics program designed for kids ages 9 to 14, aims to get young students excited and involved in science and technology. Fifty-two teams from across the tri-state area traveled to University City to participate in FLL’s annual championship tournament after advancing in regional qualifying rounds in December. Like elsewhere in the region, the City of Philadelphia’s School District is grappling with the need for strong STEM education…..

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“Penn Hosts FIRST LEGO League robotics Tournament” in the Penn Current

…At the end of January, more than 500 middle school students converged on Penn’s campus to test their engineering skills and compete in the FIRST LEGO League robotics tournament.

“We want to show students that science and engineering can be fun,” says Rebecca Stein, associate director for research and educational outreach at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and event director for the tournament.

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