Sunday, December 9, 2007

FIRST LEGO League New Jersey State Tournament

First Lego League NJ State  Tournament
MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - Yesterday, The New Jersey FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournament was held at the Mount Olive High School Gymnasium. The 2007 tournament included forty-eight FIRST LEGO League teams from New Jersey. This event is a community celebration of the achievements of middle school students (ages 9-14) working smart in science and technology.

Starting this year, entry into the NJ State Tournament required qualifying as a winner of a local event. Depending on the size of the local tournament, the Champion's Award winner along with winners of the individual categories (Robot Performance, Teamwork, Research Project and Technical Presentation) received an invitation to the State Tournament.

View Photos from the event >>

The Mount Olive Robotics Team(MORT) was established in the fall of 1996 under the guideance of Bill McGowan as a joint partnership between the County College of Morris and the Mount Olive High School.

For more information visit the Mount Olive Robotics Team (MORT) website >>

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international program for children ages 9-14 (9-16 outside of the U.S. and Canada). It combines a hands-on, interactive robotics program and a research presentation with a sports-like atmosphere. Teams consist of up to 10 members and focus on such things as team building, problem solving, creativity, and analytical thinking.

For more information visit the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) website >>

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