A LEGO league competition will provide young creators in Geraldton with an opportunity to problem solve later this year following a successful information session. Curtin University’s STEM Outreach team held a FIRST LEGO League (FFL) Competition information session at the Geraldton Universities Centre on May 9 which saw more than 60 people attend. The season will begin in Term 3, with Geraldton’s qualifying competition to be held in mid-November. STEM Outreach coordinator Tim Keely said a diverse group of children, parents and teachers attended the information session and were eager to learn more about the competition. “Overall, the FIRST LEGO League information session was a great success and we look forward to seeing the teams from the Mid-West compete in the upcoming season,” he said. The competition involves children from four to 16-years building robots from LEGO kits and competing in various challenges, including completing missions and exploring real-world problems. LEGO robotics gear will be donated to selected schools to expand the number of league teams in the Mid West over the next three years. “We are committed to working with the Geraldton community to promote STEM education and inspiring the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers,” Mr Keely said. “The FIRST LEGO League program is a great vehicle for this and I am excited to continue the great work already going on up here.” Families interested in participating or organisations keen to support the Mid West program can contact Mr Keely at T.Keely@curtin.edu.au.