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First Lego League State Qualifier Tournament

January 26

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Gather your crew and get ready to explore, challenge and innovate in the demanding and inspiring expanse we call space!  The 2018/2019 FIRST LEGO LEAGUE season requires youth to work together to break out of our earthly constraints. Come cheer on area teams at the Nebraska City FLL State Qualifier Tournament on January 26th at the Nebraska City High School.

Every year, First Lego League releases a challenge, which is based on a real-world scientific topic.  Each challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the Core Values.  Teams of up to ten youth, with at least two adult coaches, participate in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project) all guided by the FIRST Core Values.  Teams then compete at an official tournament, hosted by our FIRST Lego League Partners.

Team registration opens at 7:30 a.m. 

Opening Ceremonies with Bryan Bequette at 11:00 a.m.

Closing Ceremonies and Awards will follow immediately upon completion of the tournament (approx. 3:00 p.m.)

For more information please contact the Nebraska City Tournament Directors:

Deb Weitzenkamp, Kimmel Education & Research Center, deb.weitzenkamp@unl.edu or 402-873-3166

Deane Nielson, Nebraska City Middle School, dnielson@nebcityps.org or 402-873-5591

 

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Can we count on you to help our youth have an awesome educational day in Nebraska City on January 26th?  Nebraska City is hosting a FIRST LEGO LEAGUE STATE QUALIFIER TOURNAMENT at NCHS on Saturday, January 26…there are currently 32 teams registered which makes Nebraska City’s First Lego League (FLL) qualifier one of the largest qualifiers in the state!  According to organizer Deb Weitzenkamp, it takes around 70 volunteers to make the event successful….so whether you are a robotics enthusiast, innovator, engineer, entrepreneur, time keeper, or can help people get where they need to be, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities for you!  Sign up to help at https://www.firstinspires.org.