49 Southern Maryland Teams Compete at Colleges LEGO Robotics Championship
Elementary and middle school students from Calvert, Charles and St. Marys counties gathered at the College of Southern Maryland April 11 to compete in the 2015 LEGO Robotics Challenge. Two schools from Calvert County took away the top awards: Plum Point Middle Schools Gator Gears took the Middle School Champion Award and Calvert Elementary Schools Inferno Bots Blue took away the Elementary School Champion Award.
Winners of overall awards were, Project Award:T.C. Martin Elementarys Fury Fighters TCMFF; Core Values Award: Piney Point Elementarys Cyclone Troopers; Robot Design: Milton Somers Middles Seahawks; Robot Performance Elementary: Sunderland Elementarys Bad Brix; and Robot Performance Middle: Mattawoman Middles Mattawoman Robotics.
Winners in core awards were, Inspiration: Mitchell Elementarys Damage Control; Teamwork: Davis Middles 1C3BREAKERS; Gracious Professionalism: Dr. Mudd Elementarys Fast and Furious Dragons; Research: Matula Elementarys Techno-fins; Innovative Solution: Calvert Elementarys Inferno Bots Black; Presentation: Calvert Middles Its a Girl Thing; Mechanical Design: Piccowaxen Middles Piccowaxen Panthers; Programming: Huntington Elementarys Blockbuilders; and Strategy and Innovation: Huntingtown Elementarys Blockheads.
Additional awards included the Against All Odds Award to Barstow Elementarys Mindstorm Masters and the Rising Star Award to Piney Point Elementarys Awesome RoboQuakes.
Volunteer of the Year recognition was given to Jean Nelson, Ann Stine and Dan Stine of Grace Lutheran School.
To view competition results, visit http://www.csmd.edu/stem/events_csmroboticsJuniorResults.html. To view a gallery from the competition, visit http://csmphoto.zenfolio.com/15aprlego.
For information on STEM programming at CSM, visit www.csmd.edu/STEM.