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Published January 28, 2012, 08:12 PM

UND Holds First Lego League Robotics Championship

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Fourth through eighth graders showed off their science and engineering skills Saturday at the North Dakota First Lego League Robotics Championship at UND.

By: Stacie Van Dyke, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Fourth through eighth graders showed off their science and engineering skills Saturday at the North Dakota First Lego League Robotics Championship at UND.

Nearly 200,000 children worldwide are competing. 35 teams in North Dakota built robots to solve food safety missions and prevent food contamination from insects to preparations. WDAZ's own Molly Thorvilson judged teamwork and core values. The competition teaches kids life lessons like planning ahead.

"Especially the ones that are new and haven't done it before, they really see how you need to put the leg work in beforehand to really take it up a notch," West Fargo Stem Center Coach Eric Dobervich said.

Teams won trophies and medals and can qualify for the World Festival.

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