Midcoast Lego teams place in state competition
Augusta — Sixty-two teams descended on the Augusta Civic Center to finish up their FIRST LEGO League Season Saturday, Dec. 14
Teams from all across the state competed with their LEGO robots on this year's Nature's Fury playing field.
The FIRST LEGO League is an International competition with more than 20,000 teams of 9-14-year-old students, all working and learning about natural disasters.
Rockland RoboGeeks won for their T-shirts and Rookie Team winners were Team E.V.3. The Energizer V. 3unnies from Thomaston Grammar School.
The competition is the 14th annual Maine FIRST LEGO League Championship and is run by Maine Robotics of Orono. The 2013 competition was sponsored by Time Warner Cable and it's Connect-a-Million-Minds program; as well as by the Robotic Institute of Maine, the University of Maine College of Engineering, and the University of Southern Maine.
The event was also attended by U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, Acting Commissioner of Education Jim Rier, Maine Director of the Office of Information Technology Jim Smith, Gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler, as well as more than 2,000 people who came to the all day event at the Civic Center.
For more information, go to mainerobotics.org.