OCTC Hosts Regional Robotics Championship

FIRST Lego League Competition Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

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OWENSBORO, KY (11/28/2018) Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC) is hosting a real-world robotics competition on Saturday, December 1 for students, ages 9-14.

FIRST Lego League (FLL) is an international robotics competition that introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society. This year's theme, FLL Into Orbit, is focused on the challenges of space exploration. FLL teams will explore what it takes to live on a space station, or travel to another planet, and the critical innovation that will be needed to get Earthlings to Mars.

Six teams are scheduled to compete from Kentucky schools, including Adairville School, Heritage Christian School, Owensboro Catholic Middle School, Park City Elementary School, and Simpson County Schools.

Domtar and Owensboro Community and Technical College are sponsoring this year's event.

For more information about OCTC's FIRST®Lego League competition, please contact Shawn Payne at (270) 686-3789 or shawn.payne@kctcs.edu.


Owensboro Community & Technical College is one of the sixteen community and technical colleges that make up the Kentucky Community & Technical College System. OCTC serves the KY counties of Daviess, Hancock, Ohio and McLean. OCTC has three campuses in Daviess County and a Center and Annex in Hancock County. OCTC strives to serve the communities in the service area by providing associate degree education for transfer, state of the art technical education for students focusing on entering the workforce, customized business and industry solutions through the Workforce Solutions division, and adult education and business and industry testing through the SkillTrain unit.


The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the Commonwealth's largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses. We also are Kentucky's largest provider of workforce training and online education. Through partnerships with business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local employers. We help students fulfill their dreams of creating a better life through programs that lead directly to jobs or help them transfer to one of our four-year partners.

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