Katy Texas News
Posted December 7, 2010

The RoboRangers, a Katy-based robotics team comprised of elementary students in the 4th and 5th grades, competed for the first time last weekend and received the First Place Project Award in a qualifying tournament of FIRST LEGO League (FLL). FLL is a global robotics program and competition designed to get children aged 9-14 excited about science and technology.

The RoboRangers, along with 26 other teams from the Houston area, participated in the FLL qualifying tournament on December 4, hosted by the University of Houston Department of Technology’s Coordination of Robotics Education (CORE) at Bammel Middle School.

The RoboRangers, a first-year team of eight 4th graders and two 5th graders, received the First Place Project Award for their research project and presentation about an innovative way to eliminate fractures and osteoporosis by making bones so strong that they can never break. They ranked no. 7 in robot performance. The day-long competition featured robotic performance rounds in between the teamwork, project and robot design judging sessions.

The RoboRangers’ overall performance qualified them to advance to the 2010 Lone Star Championship Tournament, which will take place on December 11 at the University of Houston Recreation and Wellness Center. Private judging sessions of teamwork, research project and robot design will be held in the morning, in between the exciting robot performance rounds. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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