Students from Oelwein Middle School and other parts of the globe are designing and constructing a robot as part of the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Body Forward Challenge.
The Oelwein FLL Team 2957, called Oelwein Huskies LEGO Robotics Team, is also conducting a research on real-world scientific problems.
The FLL is a global program conducted for children in the age group of 9 to 16 years (9 to 14 in Canada and the US). The program teaches the children life and employment skills and invokes interest in science and technology in them. Adult mentors coordinate with students to program, design and construct autonomous robots as well as to offer a solution for a problem in a research project.
The Oelwein Huskies LEGO Robotics Team had joined other school teams at the event at Cedar Heights Elementary School, Cedar Falls. The team began working on the program in October 2010.