Lego teams to storm into UCS on Saturday

Nearly 40 regional teams to compete at event

Nearly 40 First Lego Robotics teams from across the region will take part in
the annual UCS ThunderQuest on Saturday, November 17 from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Henry Ford II High School, 11911 Clinton River Rd. in Sterling Heights. More
than 12 of the teams will be from Utica Community Schools.

First Lego Robotics introduces younger students (ages 9-14) to real-world
engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a
thematic playing surface.

FLL teams also annually compete under a theme, which this year’s challenge
being “Super Seniors.” Students will improve the quality of life for seniors by
learning about the obstacles some people face as they get older.

The ThunderQuest tournament will feature several competitions, including a
tech presentation where students create an autonomous robotic vehicle that will
follow a course on a 4X8 table. Students also compete in teamwork challenges and  a display project that describes their solution for issues identified in the
Super Seniors theme.

The top 11 teams will advance to the state tournament this December. The
program is open to the public.

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