The Cube had the privilege of co-hosting the 2014 Brisbane FIRST® LEGO® League tournament on Saturday. It was an extraordinary event to be a part of and watch the Science and Engineering Centre transform into an energetic hub of activity.

FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is an international robotics program organised by FIRST® in partnership with the LEGO® group. Every year, FLL releases a challenge based on a real-world scientific topic. This year, the theme was WORLD CLASS: What is the future of learning?

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In the lead up to the event, students from 20+ schools across Brisbane worked together in teams to redesign how we gather knowledge and skills in the 21st century. Their enthusiasm and dedication throughout the tournament did not waver, remaining focused on the tasks at hand.

The Cube would like to acknowledge the Faculty of Education, with particular thanks to Brisbane FLL Director Dr David Nutchey (Lecturer, Faculty of Education) who has hosted the tournament since 2008.

And to all the volunteers who helped out … we couldn’t have done it without you!

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If you didn’t catch the tournament, the core judged award winners were:

  • Kedron State High School – team 1 (Mechanical Design)
  • RACHEJJET (Programming)
  • Sherwood State School  – team 1 (Strategy and Innovation)
  • Fanatical LEGO Lovers (Research)
  • Murrumba Secondary College (Innovative Solution)
  • St Williams Cyborgs (Presentation)
  • The Southport School (Inspiration)
  • Brisbane State High School – team Blue (Teamwork)
  • Wilston Warriors (Gracious Professionalism)

With the 2014 Brisbane FLL Champion Award going to Brisbane State High School – team Cerise.

Congratulations to all participating teams and coaches – we look forward to welcoming you back to The Cube in 2015!

If you have a team interested in participating in the 2015 Brisbane FLL tournament, please email us. We’d love to hear from you.

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