Building a STEM-filled Education

Lego Club members from Ronkonkoma and Oakdale-Bohemia Middle Schools showcased their engineering skills when RMS recently hosted Long Island’s First Lego League competition. The event, which featured more than 70 Long Island schools, involved hundreds of students, advisers and volunteers.

Sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, The Lego League competition is a technology-focused program for students that combines hands-on, interactive robotics with a sports-like atmosphere. Using the most advanced technology Lego has ever produced, “Mindstorms,” students work to design, build and program a robot to compete on a table-top playing field.

“This competition is a great way to promote Lego competition to families with elementary and middle school children,” said Anthony Carbonaro, Ronkonkoma Middle School Lego Club adviser.