Dr. Michael Flinn Guides Middle School Robotics Team to State Competition

Feb 24, 2024 12:00 AM

Dr. Michael Flinn, Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, joined 4 other faculty and staff members from Frostburg State University to coach teams in the First Lego League Competitions this year, and each team was invited to attend the Maryland State First Lego League Competition on Saturday, February 24, 2024, to compete against 70 other teams.

Dr. Flinn co-coached the Bishop Walsh Burgundy team with three middle school students. The Bishop Walsh Burgundy team scored 305 points in their robot competition under Dr. Flinn’s guidance.

First Lego League is a Lego robotics competition for students in grades 4-8. Volunteers coach teams and teach coding and programming skills while building robots with Legos. The teams were challenged to determine a community problem, research it, and provide solutions.

  Group Photo - Dr. Michael Flinn and area middle school teams

 Dr. Michael Flinn and the Bishop Walsh Burgundy Team (Far Left) stand with other area middle school teams, all of whom are heading to state competition on February 24, 2024.