On Nov. 23, at the Palmyra Macedon FIRST Lego League Qualifying Tournament, Geneva Robotics walked away with a championship trophy and qualified for the regional championships.
Founded by Sandra Chu to provide a competitive robotics experience for students ages 9-13 who live or go to school in Geneva, the team is in its first year of competition and less than six months old.
FIRST Lego League competition consists of three parts. Students must come up with an Innovation Project based on the year’s competitive theme; they must demonstrate development and use of the FIRST Lego League’s Core Values, and they must design and build a robot that can complete as many “missions” on the tournament game mat as possible in two and a half minutes. Teams are scored using a rubric for those three tasks as well as their overall robot design.