Registration Open for Annual Junior FIRST LEGO League Event at Cornell

By WBNG News

Registration Open for Annual Junior FIRST LEGO League Event at Cornell

December 3, 2012 Updated Dec 3, 2012 at 2:30 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) Registration is open for teams of elementary and middle school students interested in the “Super Seniors” theme for the annual Junior FIRST LEGO League Expo.

According to a news release:

Regional students will display LEGO models of solutions to a key scientific challenge. 

The theme for the FIRST LEGO League 2012-13 season is how to improve the quality of life for senior citizens by understanding the obstacles people face when they get older.

For registration and general information, visit: www.cnf.cornell.edu/cnf_jrfll.html

Registration deadline: Monday, Jan. 7, 2012.

Teams of elementary students from the Ithaca, Binghamton, Rochester and beyond will display LEGO models depicting their learning about seniors.  The Junior FIRST LEGO League Expo will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, from 1p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Duffield Hall atrium at Cornell University.

This is the seventh year that Cornell's NanoScale Facility has organized and hosted the Junior FIRST LEGO League Expo.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway Human Transporter.

In preparation for the expo, student teams conduct research and develop their LEGO models and posters. At the expo, the teams will present their work in front of family and friends, and they explain to reviewers how they worked in teams. Researchers and staff from the NanoScale facility will serve as reviewers. The event closes with an awards ceremony.