Montclair Students attend Lego State Championship

A group of students from Renaissance School in Montclair recently participated in the NJ First LEGO League Smart Move Competition in which they created a fictitious aboveground transportation system for Montclair State University. Before heading off to the regional competition held Dec. 4, the team, Yo-Botics, presented their plan to officials at the University. For the state championship held Dec. 12 in Flanders, the team presented a 3D model of the campus and a model aerial system created with Legos. The project did not place in the competition, but the team earned third place in the Robot Design Category among 48 teams. Pictured, seated from left, are Gregory Bressler, vice president for University Facilities at Montclair State University (MSU) and Kathleen Ragan, MSU’s associate vice president for Student Development and Campus Life, standing in back, Timothy Carey, MSU’s assistant vice president for Facilities Services, and, from left, students Mete Erdi, Owen Mizrahi, John Falcone, Richard Kopelow and Sam Kimball-Sperberg and their coaches Rich Kopelow and Alev Erdi. (Photo by Mike Peters.)