New Talents
13.02.2017
Both teams from MTorres Foundation, Legotronic Beavers and Robotronic Bulls, have been classified in the First Lego League regional phase of Navarre that was celebrated yesterday in the Palace Auditorium Baluarte in Pamplona and in which more than a thousand people took part. The two teams will compete in the national phase of the First Lego League to be held in Logroño (North of Spain) on March 18th.

In this edition, it has been commemorated Women and Girls' Day in Science with more than 230 participants (youngsters from 10 to 16 years old along with their trainers and coaches).

 

They have been organized in 22 different teams from Navarre and Zaragoza and have exhibited several posters of women scientists to give visibility and recognition to their work. In addition, the decoration of the competition, which has also put the focus on women scientists, has been carried out by students of the Isterria Special Education Center.

 

"All the teams have presented hopeful core values projects, innovative scientific solutions to the challenge of the relationship between people and animals and novel constructions and robot programming", highlighted the organization of the event. In addition, they have presented in their own stands all the work done since the beginning of FLL Navarra in September 2016.

 

Legotronic Beavers has presented a scientific project consisting of a "plan of action against the Asian wasp in Navarre that includes the elaboration of a map of action, the detection and destruction of Asian wasp nests using drones and a campaign asking citizen collaboration".

 

 On the other hand, Robotronic Bulls has focused on "a system of ultrasonic sensors and emitters, placed at especially conflicting points in the road network due to accidents caused by animals."

 

First Lego League Navarra is organized by the Pamplona Planetarium and Baluarte  Auditorium Palace and has the collaboration of others companies such as Ausolan Jangarria, Ecoembes, MTorres Foundation, Larra-Belagua, Nasertic, Reyno Gourmet and Sendaviva; as well as the Scientia Foundation, Lego Education Robotix and the Princesa de Girona Foundation at national level, in addition to the work of 80 volunteers.

 

First Lego League is an educational process in which girls and boys from 10 to 16 years old must create an innovative solution to a real world challenge. Through research, science and robotics, this year focuses on 'Animal Allies', the alliance between humans and animals. The activity is an opportunity to test the possibilities of the work of the scientific method, educational robotics and training in values both inside and outside the classroom.