LEGOs build a regional win for Knox robotic teams

First Place—Mind Masters from Knox Middle
First Place—Mind Masters from Knox Middle
1st Robot Match and 1st Overall Front row, Left to right Jayden Belile, Kaylee Bow Back row, Left to right Emily Mills, Taylor Payne, Hannah Stewart, Madison Jones

What do you get when you give future engineers LEGOS to work with?  Robotics that are the most feature packed and can even be controlled via a computer.

Seven teams from Knox County Schools traveled to East Perry Elementary in Hazard on Saturday, December. 8th to showcase their projects.  These teams competed in the Regional FIRST Lego robotics competition sponsored by the Challenger Center.

All seven Knox teams came home with an award,” shared Jennifer Carey, gifted and talented coordinator for Knox.

“It was a great opportunity for our students to work together and meet other students in our area who are interested in STEM.”

The program utilizes gifted students in our elementary and middle schools to work in computer programming, as well as researching a real-world problem in order to solve.

Three of the Knox teams will advance to the State competition including Knox County Middle, Lay Elementary, and Central Elementary.  The competition will be held on February 2nd at Northern Kentucky University.

The judges look for quality research, innovative solutions,  community sharing, and presentation sharing best reflect and in-depth understanding of the scientific disciplines involved with the project.  The judges noted that the Lynn Camp Astrocats has the best use of family connections while meeting the emotional needs of astronauts.

Go behind the scenes and see the preparation that took place in our online photo gallery.