This year at Columbia, students in 4th and 5th grade were selected to be on Columbia's Lego Robotics team. The season officially starts in Early August and culminates with area and state tournaments in mid-November through the end of March. Our team is made up of 7-8 students and meets at least once a week after school. *Due to the time needed to prepare for the competition, teams are formed during May of the previous school year. Interested students will apply for a spot through an application process that is communicated via email. Team members are selected by a committee coordinated by Mrs. Mayfield.
Our Lego Robotics Team will program an autonomous robot to perform various tasks on a playing field/board. Along with the design and functions of the robot, students must develop a project to solve a real-world problem. For this coming season the problem/topic is called City Shaper. The description of the problem will be released on August 1st, 2019! Project presentations, a teamwork challenge and three exciting robot runs make for a very challenging and rewarding tournament experience!
Meetings will be TBD with a weekday/after-school meeting and additional meetings called by the coaches as needed.
Lego Robotics is a very time-intensive activity and relies heavily on each parent being involved in some aspect of the competition. The number of teams at Columbia is based on volunteers and funding. We are excited for this program to grow, as students become more familiar with and interested in FIRST Lego Robotics. We currently have one team for the 2019-20 school year. Go, Astros!