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Whiz kids show off robots at LEGO League competition
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Whiz kids show off robots at LEGO League competition

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Mid-America Science Museum is pleased to host the 6th annual FIRST LEGO League robotics competition on February 5, 2011 at 9 a.m.

Each year middle school students from across the region showcase their skills and knowledge of robotics.  This year’s theme is "Body Forward."  Students must design, build, program and test autonomous robots, which will then be required to perform a series of tasks.

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international program for children ages 9-14 (9-16 outside the U.S. and Canada) that combines hands-one robotics programs and a research presentation, all within a sports-like atmosphere.  Each FIRST Lego League teams consist of up to 10 players and focuses on skills such as team building, problem solving, creativity, and analytical thinking.  The goal is to opens the child’s eyes to future career choices. 

“Each year, this event draws in hundreds of children with one goal in mind, to win.” Nicole Herndon, Director of Marketing.  “But what they don’t fully understand is they are actually paving a way for their future careers.”

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a result of an alliance between FIRST (the Foundation for the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and the LEGO Company.  Guided by adult mentors and their own imaginations, FLL students solve real-world engineering challenges, develop important life skills, and learn to make positive contributions to society.  For more information about FLL, visit http://www.firstlegoleague.org/.

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