RCBI to Host LEGO Challenge in Huntington


Nov. 5, 2014

HUNTINGTON — The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) will host teams of 9- to 14-year-old challengers from across the state during the FIRST LEGO League Regional Qualifier Nov. 15 in downtown Huntington. 

Students will compete in four challenges, including one in which they will program robots to maneuver a theme-specific playing field. Winners will qualify for the FIRST LEGO League State Championship Dec. 6 at Fairmont State University.

FIRST LEGO League events are designed to enable young people to develop the knowledge and skills required to succeed in the 21st Century. Previous challenges have included such topics as nanotechnology, climate, transportation, and quality of life for the physically challenged.

The public is welcome to attend the state qualifier at RCBI, located at 1050 Fourth Avenue in Huntington, after 1 p.m. the day of the event.

For more information, contact RCBI’s Mike Friel at 304.781.1686 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .