Georgia Tech Savannah LEGO League Competition Attracts Elementary and Middle School Students Statewide on December 4, 2010

SAVANNAH (02-Dec-10) - The Annual Coastal Kids' Robotics and FIRST LEGO League Competition is December 4, 2010 at Woodville Tompkins Technical & Career Institute in Savannah, Ga. Nine teams, totaling more than 80 elementary and middle school students, from around the State of Georgia will participate in the event. A program of Georgia Tech Savannah, the LEGO League competition is held to showcase robot designs and research projects of elementary and middle school students while building self-confidence, knowledge and life skills. The program challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers.

In addition to the competition, Georgia Tech Savannah supports teachers, parents, students and organizations learning to build and program LEGO robots, with the underlying goal of cultivating LEGO League teams for students ages 9-14. Activities include coach/parent/team workshops, practice sessions and the annual Coastal Kids' Lego Competition that advances and qualifies students for the state event.

Date:

Saturday, December 4

Time:

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location:

Woodville Tompkins Technical & Career Institute
151 Coach Joe Turner Street, Savannah, Ga.

Schedule:

  9:00 a.m.   Doors Open and Event Registration
10:00 a.m.   Event Kick-Off
10:30 a.m.   Round 1 of Robot Runs
11:15 a.m.   Round 2 of Robot Runs
12:00 p.m.   Lunch Break
  1:00 p.m.   Final Round of Robot Runs
  1:45 p.m.   Final Scoring
  2:15 p.m.   Awards Ceremony

Schools:

Teams from the following schools/organizations will be participating:

  • Coffee Middle School, Douglas, Ga.
  • Georgetown Elementary, Savannah, Ga.
  • Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Richmond Hill, Ga.
  • Gwinnett Homeschoolers, Lawrenceville, Ga.
  • Mary Lee Clark Elementary, St. Marys, Ga.
  • St. James Catholic School, Savannah, Ga.
  • Sugarmill Elementary, St. Marys, Ga.
  • Trinity Christian School, Statesboro, Ga.

Visuals:

Photo and video opportunities available throughout the competition. Media are encouraged to attend in order to obtain photos and footage of students demonstrating their Lego Robots.

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About Georgia Tech Savannah

The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked the 10th best engineering and information technology university in the world by the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings and seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities, Georgia Tech has more than 20,000 students and is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Georgia Tech Savannah campus offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, and electrical and computer engineering.

Contact Info: 

Nikki Troxclair, APR, LEED AP
Assistant Director of Communications
ntroxclair@gatech.edu
912-966-7913