Saturday December 3rd, 2016, Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands hosted the First Lego League Omaha Qualifier. The plan is after the 18 teams compete, seven teams would qualify and move onto the Regional qualifier in Ashland in February. Each team that arrived was excited to compete and nervous to present.
There were several teams that had competed in past years and only 2 or 3 teams that had never competed before. Four teams did not even arrive to compete.
The Imagine Science team, The Silverback Scientists arrived with some presentation practice under their belts. They had been at the STEM Showcase two weeks earlier and won the presentation competition.
It was a fun, interesting, and a great learning experience for everyone involved.
Way to go Silverback Scientists who won the Judge’s Award trophy due to the team’s fight, courtesy, and constant ‘never give up’ attitude.
We believe in America’s young people and we believe our success — in our communities and as a nation — is dependent upon our ability to inspire the next generation of problem solvers. Imagine Science is backed by a coalition of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Girls Inc., the National 4-H Council and the YMCA of the USA and collectively we serve 18 million youth each year in every state in the nation and U.S. territories.
By 2020, we will inspire millions of under- and un-served youth to engage in STEM learning opportunities never before offered to them. Together we see a way forward.