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UVa-Wise is sponsoring two FIRST LEGO League teams for youngsters

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is looking for young imaginative scientists who are interested in competing for top honors by building a working robot.

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is sponsoring two FIRST LEGO League teams for children between the ages of nine and 14.

 The FIRST LEGO League is an annual contest that focuses on a real-world topic related to a science.  The robotics part of the competition involves teams building LEGO robots that must be able to complete missions on an obstacle course. Members also must demonstrate teamwork as they are building their robots and show their ability to solve problems as a team.

The UVa-Wise teams will compete in a regional competition in Abingdon on Saturday, Nov. 13.  In order to prepare for the competition, teams tentatively will meet on Monday evenings in Darden Hall from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  For more information, please contact Dr. Daniel Ray at 376-4628 or by e-mail to
dar5@mcs.uvawise.edu.