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Students Compete in Lego Robotics Tournament

This regional competition is meant to inspire students to use STEM, which includes science, technology, and math to solve environmental problems.

Posted: Dec 9, 2017 6:48 PM

MEDFORD, Ore.- About 100 kids came from Northern California and Southern Oregon to Mcloughlin Middle School to compete with their robots, They're also trying to solve real world issues- like this years' theme- how to best use water in a community.

This regional competition is meant to inspire students to use STEM, which includes science, technology, and math to solve environmental problems.

Naomi Nelson, a student competing says, "We made this prototype of the house and it has a tank at the bottom because our project idea is to use the water from our washing machine in the toilet."

The Legoheads from LOGOS Public Charter School are one of ten teams competing today. 

Nelson says, "Ever since I was a kid I've always just played with Legos and we all love Legos so this is kind of an expansion of Legos and we can compete."

Students have been preparing for months and traveled from Yreka, Mt. Shasta, Rogue River, St. Mary's, and LOGOS for today's inaugural tournament.

The tournament is allowing 4th-6th grade students from across Southern Oregon and Northern California to compete in designing, building, and programing a robot using Legos. First Lego League inspires students to apply science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts while using their imaginations and teamwork to solve real-world problems.

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