LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (KVIA) -- A remarkable team of young innovators from the Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy is set to represent their city, state, and school on a global stage, as they prepare to compete in the International Lego Robotics Competition in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
For the first time in Las Cruces history, a team from this city has qualified for this prestigious event, making the Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy Lego Robotics Team's achievement a landmark one.
The team's exceptional design, focusing on hydrogen cars and their real-world operation, impressed the judges at the state competition in Albuquerque, leading to their qualification for the international round. Their Lego model demonstrates an intricate understanding of how hydrogen fuel cells work, offering a novel and eco-friendly solution to power vehicles.
The Lego Robotics Competition challenges young minds to design, build, and program autonomous robots using Lego bricks and then present their models in a series of missions. Competing teams also develop a research project based on a real-world problem and design innovative solutions to address it.
This trip will be a first for many of the students, who have never before traveled by plane. Their journey to Arkansas will not just be a scientific and educational one, but also a major step in their personal growth. The team will face robust competition, with teams from all over the world, including Japan and Australia. However, they are ready and eager to showcase their talents and ingenuity.
Regardless of the outcome of the competition, the Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy's Lego Robotics Team has already made their school, city, and state incredibly proud. Their hard work, dedication, and creativity exemplify the spirit of innovation and leadership that the academy strives to foster.
The International Lego Robotics Competition will be held this week in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Las Cruces community members are wishing the Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy team the best of luck.