By: Lisha Sebastian ‘21, Ria Nair ’21, Diana Labonville ‘21
This past weekend, Team 1967 volunteered at FLL (First Lego League) competition hosted by Intel. This year’s challenge was “Hydro Dynamics”.
At FLL, the Janksters provided lunch as well as a snack shack for the parents and the teams. The Janksters volunteered to supervise the competition by inspecting robots and timing and setting up for the matches.
The Janksters also directed and hosted stations such as a catapult station where kids could use craft supplies to create a functional catapult. Other Janksters worked at the button-making station, in which they helped younger kids from grades 4 to 8 design their own buttons.
During the competition, the Janksters provided a demonstration and explanation of the previous season’s robot, Pepper Ann. Students were also able to test out some functions of the robot.
Overall, this event was a fun learning experience for all of the Janksters and we’re happy to have had an opportunity to inspire FLL students to continue in their interest in STEM fields.