PLAYwithURfood, a FIRST robotics team that includes 5 TechGirlz, is going to the World Invitational Open in Florida! (Read more about the team here in a previous post.) They won the Champion’s Award in the Delaware Champion’s Tournament and are now excited to compete against the other top teams in the world. FLL (FIRST Lego League) encourages middle schoolers to be interested in science and technology through “hard fun”–building and programming an autonomous robot out of Lego pieces. But FLL isn’t just about robots–teamwork and research are also a large part of the challenge. This year the team studied food additives and how they are harmful to our bodies. They created a website and a challenge to educate and encourage people to make healthy choices in the kinds of food they eat and how they store it. It would be a huge help to the team if you visited their website at www.playwithurfood.wordpress.com and took the challenge! Plus, you could win great prizes!