Norwich will again host a FIRST® LEGO® League “sports for the mind” robotics competition for 9- to 14-year-olds. The regional qualifying tournament will be held on Sunday, November 16, 2014.

Using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technologies, teams design, build and program robots. Teams will showcase the results of weeks of intense preparation as they deploy their robots to complete thematic challenges during matches at the event. Teams connect with their local and global communities by using critical thinking, creativity, and math/science/engineering concepts to create and present innovative solutions to real-world challenges.

The tournament takes place at Norwich University’s Plumley Armory 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
  • Robot matches start | 9:40 am
  • Remaining judged events | 10:20 am
  • Lunch break | 12:00-12:30 pm
  • Matches conclude | 3:00 pm (approximately)
  • Awards ceremony | 3:30 pm (approximately)

Norwich campus visits and other exhibits begin after lunch. The schedule is approximate and subject to change.

For more information, contact Prof. David Feinauer, 802.485.3279,

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