SCUSD’s LEGO robotics teams build skills, have fun at recent tournament

MLK Robotics Team students. Click to see Matsuyama's team.

Robotics teams from several SCUSD schools participated in the initial Northern California FIRST LEGO League qualifying tournament held November 10 at John F. Kennedy High School.

FIRST LEGO League is an international competition that develops critical skills in science and technology in a super-charged learning atmosphere. Small teams of 9 to 14 year olds design, build, program and test an autonomous LEGO Mindstorms robot along with a project developed as a solution to a real world problem developed with experts.

SCUSD schools participating included Martin Luther King Jr. K-8, Will C. Wood Middle School, Sam Brannan Middle School and School of Engineering and Sciences.

Matsuyama Elementary School also sent two teams to the tournament — the only K-6 school in the district to compete.

Martin Luther King Jr. K-8 School’s RoboWizards team walked away with the highest score of the day and the top prize: The Championship Award.