Dingeman Elementary students Aarnav Jain, Joshua Pun, Siddharth Goel, and Adam Couvrette, also known as team Builder Beavers, participated in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Jr. World Championship competition in Houston, TX against hundreds of teams from around the world. The team tackled the 2019 FLL Jr. challenge, Mission Moon, exploring the idea of human survival on the moon, and built a LEGO model representing their solution. They won first place in the Creative Model Award category.

FLL Jr., the first level in the FIRST program, introduces students ages 6 to 10 to robotics, problem solving, and teamwork through hands-on projects. The program focuses on building interest in STEM through a real-world challenge – to be solved by research, critical thinking, and imagination. Guided by adult coaches, students build models using LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 and create Show Me posters to present what they learned. For more information go to www.firstinspires.org/robotics/flljr.