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Lego Champs

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The Air Force recently experienced a robot invasion -- Lego robots, that is -- as hosts of the FIRST LEGO League U.S. Open Championship. This year's competition in Dayton, Ohio, assembled 60 of the best teams of kids ages 9 to 14, who designed, built, and programmed their robots to tackle a real-world problem. Combining science and math know-how with a little hard work and a lot of creativity, these students came from all over the United States to showcase their robots. Although they're focused on winning, FIRST LEGO also emphasizes teamwork and respect for others. It's a cool approach to training for a future as scientists and engineers and a way to give students a head-start in tackling global issues.
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Related Links:

WPAFB Educational Outreach Office
http://edoutreach.wpafb.af.mil

Robotics - Ohio First Lego League
http://edoutreach.wpafb.af.mil

FIRST LEGO League
http://usfirst.org

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  • Alpha Foundation
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  • Hugh Kaul Foundation
  • Monte L. Moorer Foundation
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  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    A state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • The Stephens Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
e-Learning for Educators/ APT Learn Online
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • U.S. Department of Education
STEM Education Initiative
  • Ann & Alfred F. Delchamps, Jr. Charitable Fund
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Beverly and Gary Cooper Charitable Fund
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
General Educational Support
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Books-A-Million
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Publix
  • Wells Fargo
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Power
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children's of Alabama
  • Publix
  • US Space & Rocket Center
American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Southern Education Desk
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting