Video: Scenes from UAlbany's Junior FIRST Lego League Expo
The University at Albany's College of Computing and Information hosted its second Junior FIRST Lego League (JFLL) Expo, where faculty, staff, and students from CCI participated with teams of 6- to 9-year-old girls and boys from area schools to develop Lego-based projects around the transportation theme Smart Move.
This year's Expo featured 16 teams of as many as six children per team, plus a team coach and mentors comprising elementary school teachers, CCI students, and parents. The grade-schoolers exhibited projects and posters demonstrating how Lego technology can be used to describe the complex transportation network, and how we can access people, places, goods and services in the safest, most efficient ways possible. Reviewers connected to the world of transportation, including the Acting Postmaster for Albany and representatives from the Hess Corporation and Loomis Armored Truck, discussed the models and posters with the grade-schoolers.