Robots To Invade AACC

| January 19, 2012
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An opportunity for hands-on fun with science and technology while honing skills in teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving enticed 16 teams of students ages 9-16 to build and bring robots to a Jan. 21 competition at Anne Arundel Community College.

AACC is hosting “The Battle by the Bay,” a FIRST® LEGO® League qualifier tournament featuring LEGO robots the teams of students built and programmed. FIRST® LEGO® League is a worldwide robotics program. Join students, judges and supporters at the opening ceremony at 12:45 p.m. Saturday on the Arnold campus. The action (competition) runs 1:30-3:30 p.m. followed by a closing ceremony and awards at 4 p.m. Cheer on these participating teams:

  • Brickstorm – Boyds
  • Eagle Cove Green Bricks – Eagle Cove School, Severna Park
  • Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies – Annapolis Area Christian School, Annapolis
  • GO GO Mango – Meade Village Boys and Girls Club of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, Meade Village
  • Just SmartBots – Ernest Just Middle School, Bowie
  • LegoBears – Landon School, Bethesda
  • Nexus Force – Grace Christian School, Bowie
  • Pineapple Punch – Annapolis Area Christian School, Annapolis
  • RoboBears – Landon School, Bethesda
  • Smarties – Bywater Boys and Girls Club of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, Annapolis
  • Spiritual LEGO Builders – Grace Christian School, Bowie
  • Summit Robotics – The Summit School, Edgewater
  • Team Infinity – Patriots Technology Training Center, Clinton
  • Teen Dreamers – Girl Scouts of America Troop #2701, Bowie
  • The LEGOBOTS – Grace Christian School, Bowie
  • The Nerd Herd – Pershing Hill Middle School, Fort Meade

The action takes place in the Center for Applied Learning and Technology atrium. The Arnold campus is at 101 College Parkway. Information about the contest is at www.aacc.edu/engineering/fll.cfm and www.mdfirst.org/programs/first-lego-league or call 410-777-2436.

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