The Camilo José Cela University has held a new edition of the FIRST LEGO League tournament in Madrid, an international research, problem solving and science challenge for young people aged 10 to 16. In this edition there was also a section for children between 6 and 9 years old.
With the aim of fostering a scientific and technological vocation, the program inspires young people to create ideas, solve problems and overcome obstacles, while allowing them to gain confidence in the appropriate use of technology and learn engineering design processes. Participants collaborate, cooperate, and develop essential teamwork skills in a dynamic and ever-changing world of work.
The young people, coming from different Spanish schools, publicly exhibited before an audience their scientific projects, the construction and subsequent programming of a robot made of Lego pieces.
The 2020-21 edition of the FIRST LEGO League has included two challenges differentiated by the ages of its participants:
1.- FIRST LEGO League Challenge “RePLAY Challenge 2020-2021”. For centuries, sport has played an essential role in our culture. In the RePLAY Challenge, teams redefined the way we play and move and created innovative solutions using today’s tools and technology.
2.- FIRST LEGO League Explore. New and exciting challenge to foster creativity in boys and girls ages 6 to 9. The teams investigated about a real problem that they presented through an Illustrative Poster and a model of LEGO elements with a motorized part.
The winning teams were the following:
- 1st Prize Scientia Foundation to the Winner: ELYSIUM (WINNER)
- 1st Prize for FIRST Values: HUFFLEBOT
- 1st Prize for the Innovation Project: FSINGENIUM Team
- 1st Prize for Robot Design: FORTRESS
- 1st Prize for Robot Behavior: FSINGENIUM Team
- ROBOTIX Award for Young Promises: AURA
- Coach Award: TechnoSport