1. First Lego League Sends Kids on a Journey of Learning

    First Lego League Sends Kids on a Journey of Learning

    Seeing a group of middle-schoolers design, build, and program robots that perform specific, detailed tasks on cue is an impressive sight. But the impact of the FIRST LEGO League, which boasts teams in numerous schools throughout Western Mass., goes far beyond engineering training. It’s also teaching young people communication skills, teamwork, and confidence — all key traits to take into whatever career they choose, whether in the STEM fields or not.

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    1. It's all about taking your classroom lessons — the math, the science — and applying them in a real-world situation.
    2. We have four programs in Agawam, and we help other teams, at other school systems in the area, get up and running.
    3. With this year's theme, they designed a project that helps astronauts in space travel improve their physical conditions and mental health, or it could be anything that supports astronauts.
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