Lego robotics competition

The Elko Institute for Academic Achievement won first place for the Champion’s Award and first place for The Robot Award this year in Lego robotics competition in Reno.

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ELKO — The Elko Institute for Academic Achievement is proud to announce the success of its Lego robotics team.

EIAA’s Roboyotes attended their first competition in Reno and placed 13th out of 23 teams during the 2015-2016 school year.

Since the creation of the Lego Robotics Team, the school has competed in the Qualifying Tournament three times, advancing to state twice.

This year EIAA Roboyotes not only made it to state, but won first place for the Champion’s Award, first place for the Robot Award, and tied for second for the Robot Performance Award.

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Participating in this event gave students the opportunity to develop a myriad of skills including teamwork, problem solving, scientific research, public speaking, professionalism, core values, precision programming and coding, and more.

First Lego League or FLL is an international competition organized by FLL for elementary and middle school students. This year the competition was Hydro Dynamics. EIAA’s team was challenged to explore the fascinating world of water from start to finish, including finding, transporting, using and disposing of the water.

The teams had to work together to research and create a project that would solve a real-world problem involving water. The teams also built, tested, and programmed a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology to solve a set of missions during the Robot Game.

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