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Robotics Regional Championship hosted by OCTC, Dec. 5th

Owensboro Community and Technical College is hosting a FIRST Lego League (FLL) real-world robotics competition on Saturday, Dec. 5 for students in grades 4-8. FLL is an international robotics competition that introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society. This years theme, FLL Trash Trek, is focused on smart production and reuse of trash. Teams will teach adults about the ways that kids need and want to learn.

24 teams are scheduled to compete, representing schools and organizations in Kentucky and Indiana, including Audubon Elementary, Chrisney Elementary, David Turnham Educational Center, Hancock County Middle, Henderson County Public Library, Heritage Christian, Heritage Hills Middle, the Housing Authority of Henderson, Lincoln Trail Elementary, Luce Elementary, Ohio County Middle, Owensboro Catholic 4-6, South Middle, Sutton Elementary and Union County Middle.

Owensboro Community amp; Technical College, NASA Kentucky, Domtar, and AMTEC are sponsoring this years event. For more information about OCTCs FIRST Lego League competition, please contact Shawn Payne at (270) 686-3789 or shawn.payne@kctcs.edu.