Everything is awesome when Western hosts annual FIRST® LEGO® League Tournament

Western Engineering, in partnership with Western University’s robotics club WE FIRST, is hosting the annual London Qualifier FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Tournament, an event that provides elementary school students the opportunity to compete with LEGO® robots they built and programmed in high-stakes competitions. FLL is open to the general public and is free to attend.

The event will feature 15 local teams, including students and their coaches. Each year we welcome returning teams and new teams to this exciting event. Following FLL at Western, the top teams will advance to the Provincial Championship at the University of Waterloo in February 2017.

WHAT: FIRST® LEGO® League Tournament
WHEN: Saturday, November 26, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Althouse Faculty of Education Building, Western University

For a complete schedule, please visit http://www.eng.uwo.ca/FIRST/visitors_alumni/visitors.html

FLL connects the local community and promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in London. This event attracts guests who are interested in learning more about STEM, FIRST® Canada, and/or robotics.

MEDIA CONTACT: Joanne Moniz, Western Engineering, 519-661-2111 x86988, joanne.moniz@uwo.ca

ABOUT WE FIRST
WE FIRST aims, as an organization, to inspire youth to become more involved in the fields of science and technology through robotics. We provide technical, non-technical or managerial expertise and moral support to students exploring the world of robotics. FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Canada, established in 2001, reaches more than 10,000 Canadian students. To learn more visit: http://www.firstroboticscanada.org/

ABOUT WESTERN
Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community.