2018 Trophies

The RCLC’s Lego I-Robotics team has been thriving for well over a decade. They have had a great deal of success over that time, including winning the State Championship in 2012, which led them to a spot in the World Championship in Germany.

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2018 Team

This year's team had another award winning season. They received the Mechanical Design Award at the State Qualifying Tournament, which propelled them to the First Lego League State Tournament in Indianapolis.

The team continued their successful run by capturing 2nd Place in the Inspiration Award category!


2017 Team

This season the team researched issues related to the human water cycle. The students tackled the problem of what to do with the brine that remains after the desalination process. They decided to use it to make a household cleaning product. 

At the regional competition they were awarded a first place trophy for Robot Performance and a first place trophy for Research Presentation.


The 2016-2017 team won the Mechanical Design Award at the E3 Robotics Center Qualifying State Tournament!


2015 Trophy

The 2015-2016 team had a successful season which culminated with winning the Mechanical Design Award in the State Official Qualifying Tournament!


2014 Lego Team

Congratulations to our I-Robotics Team for taking 1st Place in Strategy & Innovation at the Indiana State - FIRST Lego League Competition, and finishing in the top 5 overall!lego_award
The team was coached by Dr. David Moss, Mike Jeffirs, and Ryan Snelling.Great Work - Jonathan Adams, Joshua Crudup, Breyona Gray, Ellie Jeffirs, Anna Moss, Hannah Moss, Alecia Parker, Valencia Randolph, Luke Sanford, and Sam Villagra-Stanton!

The team also placed well at the state qualifying tournament in Fort Wayne, where they won the Best Presentation Award.


2013 Lego Award

The I-Robotics team had a great season, winning the Inspiration Award at the Fort Wayne State Qualifying Tournament.


After such an amazing run the year before, the Lego Team followed it up by winning the Core Values Award at the regional competition in Elkhart.


2011 Team

The I-Robotics team had a tremendous year.

They started off by winning 1st Place for Robot Design in the First Lego League – NCI Regional Tournament, which qualified them for the State Tournament.

They were then honored as the top FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League Robotics team in the state of Indiana. Competing with 52 teams from around the state, I-Robotics was chosen as number one in the combined areas of Research Project, Robot Design, and exemplifying the Core Values of FIRST Lego League.

It was a day long competition that allowed students to interact with each other and discover what other innovative solutions each team developed to combat food contamination.

As a result of their victory, I-Robotics was invited to attend the Open European Championship in Mannheim, Germany.

I-Robotics team members include: Isaiah Crudup, Cambrin Dixon, Thomas Forsythe, Malik Giger, Andrew McDonald, Hannah Moss, Lydia Moss, Philip Moss, Tiana Mudzimurema, and Valencia Randolph.

They are coached by Dr. G. David Moss and Mr. Lionel Pittman.


2010 Team

Congratulations to the Robinson Center’s Lego Robotics Team as they won 1st Place for Project Presentation at the 2010 Indiana FLL Championship Tournament! The following students were victorious:

  • Isaiah Crudup
  • Cambrin Dixon
  • Thomas Forsythe
  • Malik Giger
  • Andrew McDonald
  • Dr. David Moss
  • Lydia Moss
  • Phillip Moss
  • Tiana Mudzimurama


2009 Trophy

Congratulations to the 2009 iRobotics team for winning first place in the State of Indiana for Innovative Design!

The iRobotics team consists of a group of 10 children ranging from grades 4th – 9th who took part in a Lego Robotics Competition on Saturday, November 21, 2009.

For two months the group worked diligently researching issues related to transportation in the local community. Specifically, they decided to tackle the problem of “information transportation,” and developed a plan to create a municipal wifi system. As a part of the research, the students developed an innovative solution, performed a community wide survey (n=100), designed and built a robot, and programmed their robot to perform pre-determined missions within a two minute, thirty second time frame.

The group met with experts in the area of their research which included the wifi administrator of Anderson, IN, and members of the South Bend Chamber of Commerce.

All the students’ hard work paid off at the Regional Qualifying Competition where they earned two first place trophies: Innovative Solution and Research Presentation. Out of the 16 teams who entered the competition, the iRobotics team received a final ranking of 2nd, and competed at the state tournament, held at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne on December 12, 2009.

The students also presented their innovative idea to the director of Innovation Park at Notre Dame prior to the state competition.


National First LEGO Competition

The RCLC iRobotics team had an excellent debut in their first year of competition. The team consisted of nine students ranging from ages 9 to 14. The FIRST Lego League program is rigorous and RCLC youth rose to the occasion, qualifying to compete at the state level.

Youth received great direction by coaches “Dr. D” (G. David Moss), Tom Apker, and Ms. Velshonna. The group researched climate concerns (flooding), developed an innovative solution, and then built & programmed their robot.

The group met with experts in the area of their research which included meeting with professionals at:

  • WNDU News
  • South Bend Sewer and Water facility
  • Whispering Springs Bottling Company

The students also presented their solution for eliminating flooding of the St. Joseph River to South Bend Mayor Stephen Luecke.