Atomic City Invitational, Oak Ridge - January 19

Post date: Jan 30, 2019 4:17:0 PM

We returned for the second year to the Atomic City Invitational held at Jefferson Middle School in Oak Ridge, TN. The Invitational is an event for First Lego League robotics teams, in which they can attempt the year's challenge mission outside of their official regional competition.

19 First Lego League Teams participated in the event, made up of over 100 children with their coaches and parents, for a total attendance of over 250 people.

This year's event gave event participants the opportunity to submit their own Great Ball Contraption module! For the first time, we were able to include two student-submitted modules in the layout!

In addition to the outstanding student submissions, our Great Ball Contraption display included 15 modules made by five club members. Five club members were on hand at the even to run the GBC and answer questions from attendees and event participants.

The event concluded with an awards ceremony, during which Eric Hartye, the Knoxville chapter secretary, presented an award to the team who submitted the best Great Ball Contraption module.