On Friday our parents let us take the day off school so we could go the the University of Ottawa. We had to get up really early, but it was a lot of fun to be able to share our passion for FIRST with about 40 teacher’s college students. Last year our coach did most of the talking, but this year she insisted we stretch ourselves a little bit more and practice our presentation skills. We started off showing a power point presentation we made about FIRST, and more specifically about FIRST LEGO League. We all spoke about a different part of the program. After that we explained this year’s challenge to them and showed them what we have been busy working on since the challenge release. They seemed to really enjoy watching our research presentation, laughing in all the right spots. After we were done it was there turn to give things a try. The group was divided into teams and we had the chance to pretend to be coaches. Each team got to build and program their own robots. They all came up with fun team names and a few even managed to make up a team cheer and take part in a little research. After we got to enjoy some pizza as a special treat.
The W.A.F.F.L.E.S. at university