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​Local students recently participated in FIRST LEGO League’s robotics challenge   

by  Birgit L., Senior Conservation Specialist   on  12/27/2017

Drip Drip Drop ProblemLocal students recently participated in the first FIRSTLEGO League’s robotics challenge.

This year’s theme was the Human Water Cycle and Solving a Hydrodynamic Challenge. Teams completed three parts:

•  Identify a real-world water-related challenge, find a solution and present their ideas to a panel of judges;
• Design a robot that can complete several missions such as replacing a broken pipe, flushing a toilet and capturing rain water; and
• Demonstrate FIRST LEGO League Core Values of respect, teamwork, collaboration, and friendly competition.

Colorado Springs Utilities helped several teams identify real-world water challenges, provided tours of our facilities and volunteered to judge at the regional event. Many teams advanced to the state competition in Denver. 

Providing support for the Robotics challenge gave us a chance to promote the value of water in our community and inspire students to consider a career in water services. 

Congratulations to all participating teams, including Skyway Neighborhood Techneers, Mountain View Elementary H2O Agents, Pioneer Elementary Hydro Heroes, Pinon Valley Elementary, Rockrimmon Elementary and Manitou Springs Middle School.


Water challenges: Local students designed LEGO robots to conduct several water-related tasks on the Lego board.  Projects ranged from water conservation and water reuse to micro-hydro generation and developing a low water-dispensing toothbrush.

 
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