December 3, 2016
Written by Amy Xin
The RAMS Robotics Team successfully hosted another FIRST Lego League (FLL) Tournament for the fourth year this 2016 season. Through this event, we sought to promote and encourage young minds to participate in the STEAM community and bring a future of potential leaders to solve real-world problems.
This year’s FLL game is called Animal Allies. Teams of youth between the ages 9 to 14 were challenged to design a robot that recognizes the importance of human-animal interactions. Each team had to define a problem and create a solution for a better mutual relationship between people and animals. Many teams came up with creative ideas that surely impressed the judges at the tournament. With two teams advancing to the provincial competition, we are proud to support these young talents with excelling in innovation and technology.
To make this FLL Season possible, members of Team 4001 initiated planning and training in November, prior to the tournament on December 3rd, 2016. Volunteers from the robotics team ensured that the event ran smoothly through the training of referees, judges, technological staff, concessions, and field managers. In addition, our team created a Selfie Challenge to liven up the spirit between the competitors, volunteers and staff.
We would also like to thank our sponsors, Tastee Patties, YCDSB, St. Robert CHS, Costco, Choc One Up, Quanser Inc., ventureLAB, Spectrum Nasco, and Fuber, for their support as well as the teachers involved to make this event possible.