49 Southern Maryland Teams Compete at College’s LEGO Robotics Championship
Elementary and middle school students from Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties gathered at the College of Southern Maryland April 11 to compete in the 2015 LEGO Robotics Challenge. Two schools from Calvert County took away the top awards: Plum Point Middle School’s Gator Gears took the Middle School Champion Award and Calvert Elementary School’s Inferno Bots Blue took away the Elementary School Champion Award.
Winners of overall awards were, Project Award:T.C. Martin Elementary’s Fury Fighters TCMFF; Core Values Award: Piney Point Elementary’s Cyclone Troopers; Robot Design: Milton Somers Middle’s Seahawks; Robot Performance Elementary: Sunderland Elementary’s Bad Brix; and Robot Performance Middle: Mattawoman Middle’s Mattawoman Robotics.
Winners in core awards were, Inspiration: Mitchell Elementary’s Damage Control;
Teamwork: Davis Middle’s 1C3BREAKERS; Gracious Professionalism: Dr.
Mudd Elementary’s Fast and Furious Dragons; Research: Matula Elementary’s Techno-fins; Innovative Solution: Calvert
Elementary’s Inferno Bots Black; Presentation: Calvert Middle’s It’s a Girl Thing; Mechanical Design: Piccowaxen Middle’s Piccowaxen Panthers;
Programming: Huntington Elementary’s Blockbuilders; and Strategy and
Innovation: Huntingtown Elementary’s Blockheads.
Additional awards included the Against All Odds Award to Barstow Elementary’s Mindstorm Masters and the Rising Star Award to Piney Point Elementary’s Awesome RoboQuakes.
Volunteer of the Year recognition was given to Jean Nelson, Ann Stine and Dan Stine of Grace Lutheran School.
To view competition results, visit
http://www.csmd.edu/stem/events_csmroboticsJuniorResults.html. To view a gallery from the competition, visit http://csmphoto.zenfolio.com/15aprlego.
For information on STEM programming at CSM, visit www.csmd.edu/STEM.