LEGO robotics tournament returns to Penn
By: Evan Lerner
On Feb. 1, around 400 middle school students assembled on Penn’s campus to test their mettle as part of an international robotics tournament. Organized through FIRST LEGO League (FLL), the competition is aimed at getting students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math.
This is the fourth year the University has served as FLL’s partner for the southeast Pennsylvania region. The tournament is the culmination of a year’s worth of work by the University’s FLL steering committee, which features students, staff, and volunteers, and is led by Rebecca Hayward, associate director for research and educational outreach at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and event director for the regional championship.