Ideas @ Work: #11 Robotics Championship

33 ideas big and small from Norwich students, faculty, staff, and alumni that are transforming campus and the world.

The Norwich Record

Spring 2016

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a “sports for the mind” robotics competition that helps bridge the STEM education gap for students ages 9-14. Teams prepare intensely over several weeks as they design and build robots and grapple with real-world problems. Along the way, participants learn core values of teamwork, independent problem solving, community engagement, and gracious professionalism. Three years ago, Norwich electrical and computer engineering faculty member David Feinauer organized Vermont’s first regional tournament in Plumley Armory. Last year, Feinauer and his colleagues elevated the event to serve as Vermont’s first statewide FLL championship.

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