Press Release

NYU-Poly Hosts Brooklyn Finals in FIRST Lego League Robotics Competition


Thirty-seven middle and high schools will compete in the Brooklyn finals of the New York City FIRST Lego League Championship competition, including thirteen teams from central Brooklyn. Students ages 9 to 14, working in teams, are given challenges based on a real-life problem - and with the help of adult mentors - they research, design, build and program robotic creations to carry out a series of missions on table-top playing fields.

Through this competition, students develop an understanding of engineering and programming concepts and the role of technology in our society. They learn to use the Internet and
other research resources to study challenge topics, make presentations about their research results, and test their robotic creations in a setting of friendly competition.

When

Saturday, January 10, 2009
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where

Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Six MetroTech Center (at Jay Street, downtown Brooklyn) Gymnasium