Wednesday, June 8, 2011

X PRIZE Education at FIRST Championship in St. Louis!

On April 26-30 X PRIZE attended the FIRST® Championship in St. Louis to promote the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) Global Innovation Award Presented by X PRIZE. In this competition, FLL® teams across the globe competed for the chance to win up to $20,000 in support of patenting their proposed invention. The theme of this year’s competition, Body Forward, emphasized biomedical engineering solutions to human needs.

X PRIZE Exhibit Proved to be Very Popular

Mitch Aiken with the lucky winner of a Genetics and DNA Kit

Members of Dragoneer Medics Decsribe their project to LEGO owner Kjeld Kristiansen

The X PRIZE Foundation booth at the FIRST® Championship showcased the Foundation’s education outreach initiatives. Activities included creating key chains in the form of DNA sequences and a raffle for DNA Kits and an iPAD.

X PRIZE’s Chanda Gonzales, Alan Zack and Mitch Aiken with lucky winner of an X PRIZE-branded iPad

The Moonbots Challenge, an education outreach program of the Google Lunar X PRIZE, was also on display with two teams from last year’s competition demonstrating their winning LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robots.

Bob Weiss with members of 2010 Moonbots team