2018 Lego Robotics and STEM Tournament
2018 Lego Robotics and STEM Tournament
Mary Ellen Garrahy
Friday, May 25, 2018

The Butte County Robotics and STEM Tournament was hosted this year by Butte County Office of Education Student Events in partnership with the Expanded Learning Program and Butte Built Bots.  On May 24th, 2018, teams representing 13 after school programs competed in the tournament at Las Plumas High School.   The Lego Tournament Challenge was FLL Trash Trek.  The STEM challenge was an engineering design project.  Teams were given 10 minutes to build  a functional parachute out of recyclable materials.   The STEM challenge was judged by Butte College CAD students  and the Lego Robotics Competition was  judged by the high school students of the competitive Butte Built Bots.  Awards were given to the following teams:

Judge's Award:  Manzanita Elementary

Tournament Champion: Concow Elementary

Gracious Professionalism:  Plumas

Teamwork:  Manzanita

Inspirational:  Oakdale

Photo of several students receiving awards and ribbons for their robots

Photo of two students displaying their trophies with Butte College CAD Dept. John Dahlgren.

Photo of three students cutting a plastic bag together as part of their project.

Photo of student with built robot plugged into laptop computer.

Close up photo of robot with wheels sitting atop a table.


Photo of three students in white lab coats smiling with Butte College CAD Dept. John Dahlgren.


Photo of six children in tie dye shirts smiling with Butte Built Bots Founder Jon Andrew.


Photo of BCOE mascot Chewy the Squirrel with Deputy Superintendent Mary Sakuma with event festivities in the background.

Thank you to Deputy Superintendent, Mary Sakuma, for joining us for this fun event!

Photo of Robotics Tournament Partners: (left to right) John Dahlgren, Butte College CAD Dept.; Julie Jarrett, Director of Expanded Learning Program; Jon Andrew, Butte Built Bots Founder; Mary Ellen Garrahy, Student Events Manager

Robotics Tournament Partners: (left to right) John Dahlgren, Butte College CAD Dept.; Julie Jarrett, Director of Expanded Learning Program; Jon Andrew, Butte Built Bots Founder; Mary Ellen Garrahy, Student Events Manager

Photo of Chewy the Squirrel checking out the High School Robotics team's robot!

Chewy the Squirrel checking out the High School Robotics team's robot!

For questions on how your student can participate in an upcoming Robotics Tournament, please contact 

Mary Ellen Garrahy, Student Events Manager 530-532-5647