Burleson ISD Teams Advance to FIRST LEGO League 2nd Round Qualifier
Fourteen teams represented Burleson ISD at the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) First Round Regional Qualifier held Dec. 1, 2018, at Hillsboro Junior High School. Students demonstrated the FLL Core
Values as they presented team projects and programmed their robots to complete as many missions as possible during a Robot Game.
Through FLL competitions, students explore a real-world issue through the use of science, technology, engineering, and math when their custom-built robots come to life in fast-paced, timed competitions.
Advancing from this event to the Second Round Regional Qualifier are the “Space Boyz” from STEAM Middle School and the “Vikings” from Norwood Elementary School. The Second Round Regional Qualifier will take place Saturday at Justin F. Kimball High School, located at 3606 S. Westmoreland Road in Dallas.
“This challenge brings out the best in critical thinking skills as students demonstrate their working knowledge of the robot they designed, their solution for physical and social problems humans face during deep space exploration, and teamwork as they complete their team challenge,” BISD’s Chief Academic Innovation Officer Dr. Leslie Bender Jutzi said.
Additionally, three teams from Burleson ISD received awards at the Regional Qualifier.
The “Space Boyz” received the “Core Values Award,” which is presented to the team which exhibits teamwork and Gracious Professionalism in six categories: Discovery, Innovation, Impact, Inclusion, Teamwork, and Fun.
“The Dark Side of the Lego” from the REALM @ Kerr Middle School received the “Referee Award,” which is presented to the team which demonstrates poise, energy, competence, and confidence during the Robot Game.
The “Project Award” was presented to Hughes Middle School Team #2 for their research, presentation and innovative solution to a physical or social problem faced by humans during long duration space exploration.