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EPCC Forms Lego/Robotics Teams for UTEP’s Lego League Championship in January

El Paso Community College (EPCC) has formed K-12 teams to be part of the Lego/Robotics Tournament being held at the University of Texas at El Paso this January.

EPCC’s Jenna Welch and Laura Bush Community Library at the Northwest Campus has partnered with the UTEP College of Engineering to support robotic training geared for students as young as Pre-K and up to high school students.

EPCC officials say, “Whatever your age group, robotic skills will be developed, but more importantly so will your team and life skills.”

Participants could be selected to partake in the Second UTEP’s Lego League Championship to be held January 2018.

The EPCC team has training every Thursday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Library located at 6701 South Desert Boulevard.

 

What: EPCC Team for UTEP First Lego League Championship

When: Thursday, September 21st, 4:30-5:30 pm and Thursdays throughout the fall

Where: EPCC Northwest Campus Library, 6701 South Desert Boulevard

UTEP to Host FIRST Lego League Championship

The University of Texas at El Paso’s College of Engineering will host the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and Junior FLL Championship for local kindergarten through eighth graders. The event is free and open to the public.

Alongside watching up close as students prepare their robots for competition, attendees are invited to play in the LEGO pit and build their own creations.

Both championships are part of the annual For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology (FIRST) family of robotics competitions. FIRST is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire young people to become scientists and engineers by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs.

“The FIRST robotics competition is a fun way to get students interested in science, technology, engineering and math by using robotics,” said Virgilio Gonzalez, Ph.D., associate chair of electrical and computer engineering at UTEP. “The tournament is much more than LEGO robots solving challenges. It also provides students with an objective to get them to work together, think critically, build research and technical skills, and gain the ability to deal with real-world problems.”

This year’s theme, “Trash Trek,” will challenge elementary and middle school participants to explore the hidden but fascinating world of trash from collection to sorting to smart production and reuse. Participants will invent a solution to help the world’s trash problem and create their own LEGO Mindstorms robot to complete themed missions on a playing field.

For more information, please visit http://engineering.utep.edu/plaza/robotics/FLL.html

What: FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and Junior FLL Championship for local kindergarten through eighth graders

When: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Memorial Gym, UTEP campus

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