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Eastern Iowa youth to participate in LEGO competition

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL)-- Rockwell Collins is sponsoring a FIRST LEGO League Tournament, an annual event that encourages elementary and middle school students to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts through hands-on experience.

Teams of up to 10 students compete by using their building skills, problem solving skills and creative thinking to build a LEGO robot that can perform missions that relate current and future climate conditions.

This marks the seventh year that Rockwell Collins has sponsored the tournament, which originally began with 4 teams and now has increased to 39. The tournament will serve as a qualifier for the state tournament, which will be held at Iowa State University in January 2009.

The tournament will take place at Prairie Middle School, 401 76th Ave. SW, in Cedar Rapids this Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

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