The all girl team PS 94 cheering on their teammates during the FIRST LEGO League Brooklyn Qualifiers at NYU-Poly.
Posted January 11th, 2011
More than 400 Brooklyn middle schoolers packed the School of Engineering's halls and gymnasium for the 11th annual Brooklyn qualifying round of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) robotics challenge on Saturday, January 8. Twenty-two teams bested the competition to advance to the Citywide FLL Robotics final in March.
Mentored by their teachers—as well as the School of Engineering graduate fellows who conducted in-classroom lessons to complement the robotics challenge at 16 of the schools—the teams spent several months creating robots they debuted at Saturday’s competition to complete bio-medical tasks such as stenting blocked arteries or mending broken bones.