BSU to Host Youth Innovators for LEGO Robotics CompetitionJanuary 23, 2019
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(BOWIE, Md.) – Dozens of local youth tech innovators, building robotics devices out of motorized LEGO elements, are gearing up to compete in a unique display of their problem-solving skills at Bowie State University this weekend.
Ten teams of 10 students each will participate in Saturday’s event in the FIRST LEGO League competition, featuring the state’s top middle and high school students who use robotics technologies to solve real-world engineering challenges. Judged by a panel of tech experts, the top teams will advance to the statewide championships next month. The afternoon competition in the Student Center from 12:30-4 p.m. is open to the public.
It will be Bowie State’s first time hosting the event. BSU event coordinators, along with faculty and student volunteers, are making it possible for the young people and their families to connect with the university community as they demonstrate their robotics skills, creativity and teamwork ability. As a host institution in Maryland, Bowie State joins a cadre of other event sponsors, including global security firm Northrop Grumman, international defense company Collins Aerospace, engineering firm Bechtel, research leader Battelle, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
By supporting the FIRST LEGO League program, Bowie State continues to promote access to innovative learning opportunities in science and technology for youth across the state.