450 Grade Schoolers Build Lego Robots, Study Climate Change at Penn Engineering's First Lego League Tourney

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Velda Morris (on site) | | 856-905-6923January 30, 2009

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WHAT:

Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is sponsoring Philadelphia First Lego League Tournament, an event that pits 30 regional middle schools and 450 students against each other in a challenge to design robots and explore climate change. The theme of this year’s competition, Climate Connections: Building a Global Game Plan, includes robotics demonstrations.

WHO:

Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware middle-school students will compete while Penn Engineering faculty and industry experts judge the competition.

WHERE:

Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street, University of Pennsylvania campus

WHEN:

Saturday, Jan. 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Best Opportunity for Photos: 1 p.m.
Awards ceremony at 3 p.m.

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