Chennai, Jan 22:
To help young students discover and develop a passion for innovation, science, engineering and technology, the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) programkicked off its 8th edition at Caterpillar facility in Chennai.
Nearly 125 students from 13 schools selected across India participated in this year’s FLL- a robotics competition for students in the age group of 9 – 16.
The event, hosted by Caterpillar India as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, is designed to encourage students to explore various applications and understand the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in greater detail, while learning valuable life and employment skills.
The theme for this year was Hydro Dynamics. It revolved around the key aspects of source, transport, use, importance and disposal of water. With hydro dynamism as the theme for this edition, teams solved a real-world problem in the Project.
BhuvanAnandakrishnan, Director –Engineering and Technology Center, Caterpillar India said, “As a technology driven organisation, Caterpillar considers events like these as an opportunity to give back to the community where we live in, in our very own way. This robotics event encourages students to work together as a team and helps in enhancing their STEM principles and thereby helps in grooming the future innovators, who would continue to make significant contributions in creating a bettertomorrow.”