The Radioactive Fireflies receiving the Champions Award. Courtesy photo
Saturday Dec. 19, at the Los Alamos FIRST Lego League Qualifying Tournament, Team 240―Radioactive Fireflies from Los Alamos, won the Champions Award for the Tournament.
The Tournament was at Los Alamos Middle School. The Champions award is the highest award for the team that demonstrates the best all around team including their project, team values, and robot performance.
The top three finishers at the Los Alamos FIRST Lego League Qualifying Tournament advance to the NM state FIRST Lego League Tournament. Also qualifying for the state tournament from Los Alamos in third place was Team 5639―Split Atoms.
FIRST Lego League is a program for students in grades 4-8 where students research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build and program a Lego-based robot to compete on a tabletop playing field.
The New Mexico State Tournament is Jan. 30 in Albuquerque.