More than 60 Robotics Teams Compete at Central Texas FIRST® LEGO® League Invitational

The STEM Council at Skillpoint Alliance is pleased to announce that 60 area robotics teams participating in the Central Texas FIRST® LEGO® League presented by Intel are participating in the Central Texas Invitational tournament this Saturday at Connally High School (Pflugerville ISD). One team will earn the opportunity to continue its season at the FIRST® Championship World Festival, happening in St. Louis, MO this April.

Central Texas FIRST® LEGO® League attracts 1,600 students annually to participate in robotic sports tournaments. This season, 160 teams of 3 – 10 students each designed, built, and programmed LEGO®-based robots using MINDSTORMS® NXT software to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface addressing this season’s NATURE’S FURYSM Challenge. The top 60 teams are competing at the Invitational.

Central Texas Junior FIRST® LEGO® League is a non-competitive program attracting 200 students to work together in teams to design with LEGO® parts, program with WeDo™ software, and present their solutions to the NATURE’S FURYSM Challenge. A showcase is being hosted for these participants in an Expo area at the tournament.

The 2013-14 Central Texas FIRST® LEGO® League is presented by Intel, with additional support by the STEM Council at Skillpoint Alliance, Dell, LEGO Education, Silicon Labs, National Instruments, 3M, Google, and Time Warner Cable.