The middle school robotics team competed in the State Competition at Tennessee Tech this past weekend, placing first in the most challenging "project" category. This is the team's third consecutive first-place win at the state level.
Students are challenged to tackle a real-world problem, exploring a solution of their own design. The team's project has been a year-long venture, themed "Aqua Adventure." Students explored water, the many jobs it performs, how it behaves, and how engineers manage it, with the overall goal to improve how people find, use, transport, or dispose of water.
The team developed a solution for household water conservation, a robotic shower controller kit that limits shower time. After the research, design, build, and test phases, students presented their project to a local engineering firm and a panel of professionals from The Home Depot. The product earned the team first place in the project category at State.
"Our team is awesome, and through the years we have demonstrated how 1 Corinthians 12 teaches us that we are many parts, but one body. We each have different, valuable, and indispensable skills. I love that First Lego League demonstrates how everyone is meaningful. We’ve got a really diverse group," says Instructor of MS Robotics Wesley Diggs.
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