SBT Teams Up with Lego League
For some, being "first" only means crossing the finish line before others. But when it also stands For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), Webster's SBT wants to lead the pack. That's why the SBT has teamed up with the FIRST Lego League in St. Louis.
First Lego League (FLL) is an international program where students, ages 9-14 work as teams to learn about technology, public speaking and business by designing and programming LEGO robots to complete tasks. Webster's SBT, as one of the leagues' qualifying locations, welcomed 260 students and their parents to campus for a full day of competition.
"We are so excited to have Webster University as one of our newest partners because they get it," says Nicole Adewale, an FLL Committee Member. "They understand our group's vision to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes."
Webster's University Center and Grant Gymnasium provided the backdrop for the fast paced event. FLL teams were even able to connect with college students from Webster's SIFE club who talked to the students about the importance of a business and technology career. 15 teams from the day now advance to the Eastern Missouri FLL Championship in January.
Learn more about SIFE. Read more about the FLL here.