FIRST LEGO League GEMS and GISE Tournament
Monday, January 14, 2013 6:25 AM


Congratulations to the 85 kids who participated in the first ever Lake Harriet FIRST LEGO League GEMS and GISE Tournament!  Everyone did a fabulous job and it was obvious that everyone learned a lot!


We wish to thank all the parents who volunteered their time and energy to make the Lake Harriet FIRST LEGO League Tournament such a success.   Special thanks to Peggy Whistler for organizing the awards, Tricia Marden for managing the lunch, Rich Ryan for photography, and all the parents who took the time to be judges, score keepers, team check-in, set up and clean up.  There were at least 50 volunteers! We couldn't have done it without you and we can’t thank you enough.


Here are the awards given to teams:


GISE – Research Project

1st place – Big Brains

2nd place – Cannibalistic N3rds

3rd place – I-FROS

4th place – Gisers


GEMS – Research Project

1st place – Jenius Joules

2nd place – Rubies

3rd place – Mission Martians

4th place – Dynamite


GEMS – Robotic Awards

1st place – ASK

2nd place – Norwahls

3rd place – BAMM


GISE – Robotic Awards

1st place – Brainiacs

2nd place – Bingo Brothers

3rd place – Purple Nylon Cats

4th place – Noodles


Awards of Special Distriction:

Had Most Fun – Micro Tims

Unique Robot Design – Operation Overlord

Unique Presentation – Snow Leapards

Problem Solver – Robotic Rulers

Deep Knowledge – Super Six

Overcoming Adversity – Kilo Sierra Romeo

Click here to see the photos!