EVENT: University of Rochester Hosts FIRST Lego League Kick-Off Event
DATE, TIME, PLACE: Saturday, Sept. 14, 1 - 4 p.m. in Munnerlyn Atrium, located in the Robert B. Goergen Hall for Biomedical Engineering and Optics on the University of Rochester River Campus.
WHAT: The University of Rochester will host the Finger Lakes FIRST Lego League Tournament Kick-Off event to reveal the tournament's challenge and theme. This year's "Nature's Fury" challenge will explore innovative solutions to protect people during natural disasters. On Nov. 23, nearly 1,500 kids ages 6-14 will compete at eight qualifying tournaments throughout the Finger Lakes region. Thirty-six teams will advance to the championship tournament, which will be held at the University of Rochester on Dec. 8.
The competition, founded by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is coordinated and hosted with the help of local volunteers, high schools, and middle schools in the Finger Lakes region.
About the University of Rochester
The University of Rochester (www.rochester.edu) is one of the nation's leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering is complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and the Memorial Art Gallery.