Columbus State University Hosts Regional Lego Event

Columbus, GA – On Jan. 20, Columbus State University will host the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League Super Regional Event for 30 teams of 3rd through 8th graders.

"Columbus State University is thrilled to host this important event for youth across the state,”said Dr. Linda Hadley, dean of CSU’s Turner College of Business. “FIRST LEGO League is an extraordinary program that encourages an interest in science and technology among young people. CSU is proud to provide an environment for these children to develop and build essential and fundamental skills.”

With this year’s theme of hydro dynamics, participants will be challenged to solve real world problems that involve finding, transporting and disposing of water. Guided by adult coaches, FIRST LEGO League teams research and develop solutions to real-world problems such as food safety, recycling and energy. They must design, build, and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology to compete on a table-top playing field.

The event is free and open to the public.  Team check in begins in the Davidson Auditorium at 7:30 a.m. The competition will be held in Davidson and University Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, please visit http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge#block-block-19