Volunteers needed for state robotics tournament

Volunteer opportunities are available for the Einstein and Hopper FIRST LEGO League Illinois Championship Tournaments. 650 Illinois students ages 9 to 14 will compete on 100 teams.

FIRST LEGO League is a friendly, high-tech event that challenges young participants to learn together as teams. The theme this season is Into Orbit. Teams have programmed and built autonomous robots, using the LEGO Mindstorms system, to perform a number of challenges. Teams have also completed a research project and have identified a human or social problem faced during long duration space exploration within our Sun’s solar system and proposed a solution.

The event is open to the public and free of charge.