Robotics team competes at First Lego League Competition

on January 22, 2019

Middle School “MW Mindstormers” robotics team recently competed at a FIRST LEGO League Competition.Members of the robotics team present their project to a judge.

According to the FIRST LEGO website, FIRST LEGO League challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During the INTO ORBIT season, teams chose and solved a real-world problem in the Project. They also built, tested and programmed an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams operated under FIRSTsignature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.

Teams were challenged to complete a “Into Orbit” challenge: What does it take to live on a space station or travel to another planet? Can you and your team create the critical innovation that will get earthlings to Mars?

“Our newly formed robotics team ‘MW Mindstormers’ has been working very hard over the past four months by staying late and working weekends. They are a very unified team that worked very well together. They did an amazing job!” said Jodi Cavanaugh, technology teacher/robotics coach.

“Monroe-Woodbury is one of the few districts in our region that has a middle school robotics team. We are working hard to show schools how impactful coding can be for students and pave the way for other tech programs to develop a robotics team at this level,” said Conor Hughes, technology teacher/robotics coach.

Good work, Mindstormers! We look forward to seeing all that you accomplish in the future!

The robotics team poses after competition.