Norwich will again host a FIRST® LEGO® League “sports for the mind” robotics competition for 9- to 14-year-olds. The Vermont State Championship event will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2016.

Teams will showcase the results of weeks of intense preparation as they demonstrate their teamwork skills, provide design briefings on their custom LEGO® robots, and share their innovative solutions to real-world challenges connected to local and global communities. Prior to the event, registered teams design, build and program robots. At the event, they deploy their robots to complete thematic challenges during timed matches.

The tournament takes place at Norwich University’s Shapiro Field House in Northfield, Vermont. The event is free and open to the public. Spectators are most welcome.

Events are scheduled throughout the day:

  • Pre-registered team arrival | 8:00 am
  • Opening remarks | 9:00 am
  • Judged events start | 9:40 am
  • Robot matches start | 12:00 pm
  • Robot matches conclude | 3:30 pm (approximately)
  • Awards ceremony | 4:00 pm (approximately)

Norwich campus visits available all day. STEM-related exhibits begin after noon. The schedule is approximate and subject to change.

Registration for the 2016 event is currently closed.

For more information, contact the FLL team at, 802.485.2256

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