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.