Carson school hosts LEGO competition Saturday

Carson City students work on solutions for LEGO robotics missions.

Carson City students work on solutions for LEGO robotics missions.

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Carson City’s Eagle Valley Middle School will host Northern Nevada’s FIRST LEGO League Qualifier from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. There is no cost.

The FIRST LEGO League is a program that combines robotics with exploration of real-world challenges. This year's theme “Masterpiece” encourages students to explore and connect science, technology, engineering, arts and math concepts to create solutions.

FIRST is an acronym meaning “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.” Teams at the robotics competition will be challenged to build something with purpose that would help solve problems in their communities.

During the event, participants will have the chance to witness the problem-solving skills and teamwork displayed from the LEGO teams.

Last year, the EVMS afterschool robotics program was recognized for earning two awards, the Robot Performance Award and the Breakthrough Award, at the FIRST LEGO League Qualifier at Trainer Middle School in Reno.

Those who have a passion for STEAM education and would like to contribute their time and expertise are asked to help. Volunteers can assist in various roles, such as event setup, registration, judging and more. Contact Kimberly Tucker, EVMS robotics coach, at, to volunteer.


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