Congratulations to this years team for winning 1st place in Teamwork Award category at the NYC First LEGO League Championship Tournament! Our team members this year Anthony Arias, Ava Jack, Silvia Jun, Eric Leem, Lily Liu, Nolan Reinhardt, Andre Wang, Kellen Yu. The team competed among 65 city wide schools, predominately middle schools. This years challenge was Hydro Dynamics, our team worked together to fulfill the contest's two-part requirement: a research project and robot design. This year they decided to tackle the controversial bio swale: a rain garden designed to capture storm water and reduce sewer system pressure and harmful overflow into nearby waterways. After extensive research the students came up with the "moat-o-swale", a new and improved design. The group decided to use a 50/50 soil and wood chip mix which they found was most effective to absorb the water They also designed a robot, "Aquabot", which they specially programmed and designed to complete a series of timed tasks at the competition.