First Lego League Challenge fundraiser

Neah-Kah-Nie (NKN) Middle School students are selling t-shirts to raise money to participate in the 2016  First Lego League Challenge.

First Lego teams research a real-world problem and develop a solution. They also design, build and program a robot using Lego Mindstorms technology.

“I have a dedicated group of ten amazing students working on a presentation about solutions to methane pollution,” said NKN Library Media Specialist Kathryn Harmon. “They’re also working on creating a robot that can accomplish all sorts of tasks on a performance field with 16 challenges.”

first-lego-redLego Challenge officials said the experience gives students an opportunity to apply science, technology,engineering and math concepts (STEM), plus “a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem.”

Educators said kids also develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications and presentation abilities.

The NKN First Lego team’s name is I4IGM – or Institute for Idea Generation and Manufacturing. T-shirts are available in red or black. Short-sleeve first-lego-blackshirts cost $12 and long-sleeve shirts are $18.

Sizes are available in S,M,L,XL and 2X. Larger sizes are available on request.

Orders are due Nov. 15 and shirts will be delivered on Dec. 5. To order, call 503-355-3605 or email