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Fort Greene, Clinton Hill Schools Place in LEGO Robot Competition

Local elementary and middle school students competed in the 13th annual FIRST LEGO League Brooklyn Qualifier.

Children from all corners of Brooklyn came together last weekend to compete in a day of engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks modeled after real-life technological challenges.

At the 13th annual FIRST LEGO League Brooklyn Qualifier, 42 teams gathered at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), with more than 400 local elementary and middle school students working to advance to the next level.

The competition "introduces kids ages 9-14 to the thrill of hands-on robotics, research, teamwork and inquiry-based problem solving, in order to spark a lifelong passion for science and technology," according to a statement.

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