The Maywood Hills Elementary School FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics team, The Atomic 7, won the Presentation Award at the FLL state qualifier competition held Dec. 13 at Shoreline Community College.
The award recognizes a team that effectively communicates the problem they have identified and their proposed solution. This year’s challenge was “How can you improve the way someone learns?” The team decided to find an innovative and effective way to teach students how the human ear works and the brain hears. The students created a well-designed autonomous EV3 robot that navigated around the challenge mat using four input sensors from the computer program they wrote for the robot to respond to each input.
Maywood Hills Atomic 7 students are Philip Cecil, fourth grade; Carissa Fieldson, fifth grade; and sixth-graders Skylar Gaub, Ryan Lawler, Tommy Cecil, Logan Hough and Sophia Shultz.
Part of Washington FIRST Robotics, FIRST LEGO League is a robotics competition developed for school-age children. Washington FIRST Robotics was started to partner with, promote and enhance the mission of the national FIRST organization in the state of Washington. The group’s mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders. The FLL competitions have three main components: project, robot design and core values.