PCM First Lego League Robotics Competition - December 8th

PCM First Lego League Robotics Competition - December 8th
Posted on 12/05/2018
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Avon Middle School hosting another First Lego League competition on December 8

Updated Dec 3, 6:56 PM; Posted Dec 3, 4:50 PM

By Linda Gandee/special to cleveland.com

AVON, Ohio - Avon Middle School will be again hosting a First Lego League robotics competition on December 8.

Kelly Callahan, event coordinator, said the competition consists of 14 teams this year. Besides Avon, they include Westlake Demon Robotics; two teams from Open Door Christian School; a team from NASA for grades 4-8 (can be a school or community or neighborhood team), three teams from Lake Ridge Academy, St. Bernadette's, two teams from St. Ambrose Catholic School, Constellation Schools: Parma Community Middle School, South Euclid-Lyndhurst and a neighborhood team from North Olmsted.

Three categories of proficiency will be judged, according to Callahan. They include:

--Core values of professionalism and "coopertition" which is to show kindness, help and respect to all competitors.

--The project portion, a research project. This year's project is humans in space travel. Examples include: how to communicate with humans back on earth, how they eat in space and how they exercise.

--The actual building and programming of the robot.

"We are looking forward to the excitement of the teams," said Callahan. "They have put in a lot of hard work and dedication since the beginning of August."

The public is invited to the competition that runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Medals will be given out for categories such as robot design, core values, project, robot performance and overall Champion's Award, according to Callahan.

The Champion's Award goes to the team that embodies the First Lego experience "by fully embracing the core values while achieving excellence in innovation in the robot game and the project."

Four teams will be advancing to the University of Akron District Tournament on December 15.

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