The Brick Dawgs competed against 9 other teams made up of students ages 9-11. They won the Champion's Award for Division 1 at Regionals and moved on to the VA-DC FLL state championship. They went up against 65 teams and won First Place Campion's Award. They will be one of two teams moving on to the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis in April.
"The FIRST World Championship is the same theme, World Class, so the Brick Dawgs have been continuing to work on advancing and improving their research project and their robot design and performance. There are four areas of the competition. In the research project judging, they will present their research and their solution to a panel of judges and talk about what they have done and the impact of their solution. In the robot design judging, they will go before a panel of judges and talk about their robot strategy, design, programming, and how they solved this year's robot mission challenges. In the teamwork session, they will have to complete an activity and work together as a team, using their best problem solving and communication skills. The theme changes each year, and always involves researching a problem or area that real-world scientists and engineers are working on today. The team then has to come up with their own innovative solution to solve that problem. They also build a robot and program it to solve missions on a table, which are always related to that year's theme."
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