In Pinedale, Wyoming, nine students age 9 – 13 have joined together in 4-H to compete in the FIRST LEGO League Robotics Championship April 18th – 21st in Houston, Texas. You can watch the webcast if you like.

The team plans, programs, builds and test the robots. Then it’s off to take on other teams from around the world. Some are going back with experience from previous competitions.

“The teams take the opportunity to experience all steps of a real product development process: solving a problem under time pressure with insufficient resources and unknown competitors.”

Robot Events connects students, mentors, and schools to engage in technology-based programs and is a good pathway for future engineers. While sports may offer many benefits to developing young people into better adults, some will learn teamwork, dedication, sportsmanship, and other valuable life skills through robotics.