FIRST LEGO League
Scrimmage- Wednesday November 12, 2003
Local students and their
robots blast off to Mars to prepare the Red
Planet for colonization at the FIRST LEGO League Scrimmage on
Wednesday, November 12, 2003 from 5-8pm at the Houghton Elementary
Gym. The scrimmage is hosted by the Western UP Center for Science,
Mathematics and Environmental Education and MTU Robotics Enterprise.
FIRST LEGO League for children ages 9-14 combines a hands-on,
interactive robotics program with a sports-like atmosphere using
LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics Invention System. Teams consist of 10
players with the focus on team building, problem solving, creativity,
and analytical thinking. Teams face an annual Challenge emulating
real world event or situation and must research, plan, build, program
and test a fully autonomous robot capable of accomplishing the
Challenge. The 2003 Challenge is Mission Mars, students will hop
board and blast off with FIRST LEGO League's Justin Case on his
exploration of the universe. The playing field is the planet Mars.
The Challenge is to visit the Red Planet and explore the Martian
landscape with visions of colonization.
The following local teams will participate in the scrimmage.
Mindbuilders- Ironwood Middle School
Hancock Robots- Hancock Elementary
Houghton's Mission- Houghton Elementary
Dollar Bay Bots- Dollar Bay Elementary
Gremlins- Houghton Middle School
Hancock MS- Hancock Middle School
Lake Linden -Hubbell Robots- Lake Linden Middle School
The public is welcome
to attend the scrimmage and experience first hand the excitement
of FIRST LEGO Robotics. For more information about the FIRST
LEGO League Program.