Ivy Tech Community College Northeast will host the FIRST® LEGO® League Qualifying Tournament, a robotics competition, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus (7602 Patriot Crossing). Registration starts at 8 a.m., and closing ceremonies are at 4 p.m.
This qualifying event is one of many in locations throughout Indiana. It will feature 14 LEGO® robot teams bringing their completed robots before judges. They will compete in four areas:
1. Robot performance
2. FIRST® LEGO® Leaguecore values, which references how teams prepare for the tournament and behave as a team
3. Robot design
Each of the four areas will have a first and second place finisher, and the top three overall teams will advance to the Indiana FIRST® LEGO® League Championship Tournament, to be held Dec. 14 at IPFW.
“Many teams have been working on their robots for a while, so this is the culmination of a lot of hard work,” says Andy Bell, chair for Pre-Engineering and Engineering Technology at Ivy Tech Northeast.
To learn more about FIRST® LEGO® League, visit www.etcs.ipfw.edu/fll <http://www.etcs.ipfw.edu/fll> .
The competition was started by FIRST®, which stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. Its mission is to inspire young people to be leaders in science and technology.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech serves nearly 200,000 students annually and has campuses throughout Indiana. It functions as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.