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FIRST® teams advance to Regional Championships

Twenty-four FIRST® LEGO® League teams qualified to advance to the Regional Championship in Tallahassee, Florida.

The Regional Championship will be held at Lawton Chiles High School on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend as spectators, or to learn more about joining a FIRST® team. The best time frame to watch the students in action is from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

FIRST® LEGO® Leagues teach Kindergarten through twelfth grade students hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, self-confidence, team building, critical thinking, and presentation skills. The theme-based challenges solve a real-world problem, such as space exploration, municipal development and planning, or biological engineering. This year, FIRST® LEGO® League teams participated in the City Shapers Challenge. Students researched a civil engineering problem; designed, built, tested and programmed robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology; and completed an obstacle course-like mission.

The teams qualifying to advance are:

  • STEMM Swarm
  • Under Construction
  • DMS NXT GEN
  • Gorillabots
  • Mr. Fitz
  • Saturn Ninjas
  • Thunderbots
  • Digital Spirits
  • Lionbots
  • Freeport Engineers
  • Seaside Robosharks
  • JJELRET75
  • Lego Maniacs
  • All Stars
  • Techno Warriors
  • MAD T3CH5
  • Holy Nativity Octobotics
  • Surfside
  • Patronis Pilots1
  • Spartronics
  • Bruner Botz
  • Official City Seals
  • One Step Ahead
  • BOTS

The 24 teams advancing to the Regional Championship vie for seven advancement bids to the FIRST LEGO League State Championship in Niceville, Florida; one advancement bid to FIRST LEGO League Razorback Open Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkanasas; and one Advancement Bid to SESI FIRST LEGO League International Open in Rio De Janiero, Brazil.

The Doolittle Institute proudly manages the FIRST® LEGO® League, FIRST® LEGO® League Junior, and FIRST® Tech Challenge Northwest Florida Region competitions and expos, preparing today’s students to be tomorrow’s STEM workforce.

The Doolittle Institute, an AFRL Innovation Institute, supports the Air Force Research Labs Munitions Directorate by working to license and commercialize AFRL/RW technologies in the private sector, enable rapid technology delivery to the warfighter, identify and foster new R&D partnerships and develop AFRL’s current and future workforce. The Doolittle Institute is a member of the Defensewerx Family.

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