Coding and Robotics

Merced County college students deliver dwelling first place robotics award

The Le Grand Elementary Viking Robotics team presented their skills in engineering and design during a First Lego League qualifying tournament at Buchanan High School on Nov. 5.

The Le Grand Elementary Viking Robotics workforce introduced their expertise in engineering and design throughout a First Lego League qualifying match at Buchanan Excessive Faculty on Nov. 5.

The Le Grand Elementary Faculty Robotics program competed in “The Battle on the Nest,” a First Lego League Problem occasion match hosted by Buchanan Excessive Faculty and the Central Valley Robotics group in Clovis on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Le Grand Elementary fielded two groups within the competitors the place faculties show their information and experience in engineering, coding and real-world problem-solving.

The Le Grand “Gold” Crew was awarded first place honors within the Robotic Design class by the judges.

Judges consider groups on this class primarily based on their use of revolutionary engineering practices and the flexibility to finish varied duties introduced by the First Lego League Problem annual competitors.

The First Lego League Problem is a world competitors for elementary and center college college students ages 9–14 in america and Canada, and ages 9–16 for college kids in all places else.

Every year in August, First Lego League Problem groups are launched to a scientific and real-world drawback for groups to concentrate on and analysis. The robotics a part of the competitors challenges groups to design and program Lego Training robots to finish duties.

Groups remedy an issue associated to a special annual theme every year after which meet for regional, nationwide and worldwide tournaments to compete, share their information, evaluate concepts and show their robots.

The Le Grand Elementary Viking Robotics groups are coached by Le Grand Elementary Math Intervention Specialist Eric Hansen. College students in grades 6-8 start assembly in August throughout lunch and after college to organize for the annual competitions.

“We had been all very excited that we gained first place within the Robotic Design class,” mentioned Hansen. “Our workforce knew all the design elements very properly and was in a position to share why they designed and engineered the robotic the way in which they did clearly with the judges. I’m very pleased with each of our groups,”

Le Grand Elementary Superintendent and Principal Scott Borba emphasised the significance of laptop science literacy to the longer term success of scholars in right this moment’s world. “Offering our students with alternatives to be taught coding, engineering and real-world problem-solving begins in kindergarten at Le Grand Elementary,” mentioned Borba. “Participation in robotics is the head of this focus.”

That is the fifth 12 months Le Grand Elementary has supplied robotics and the third 12 months of the competitors.

Borba added, “I believe they’re having a lot enjoyable they don’t even notice they’re buying vital expertise that may open up plenty of doorways for them sooner or later.”

This information merchandise was written by Merced County Workplace of Training. For extra data on how you can begin your individual aggressive robotics program go to or contact Scott Borba at