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A group of seven students met with Xenia's City Planner Friday morning to learn about his job and how projects are executed.
The group who visited are the Quick Bots team, which is made up of students, ages nine - 14. They're part of a First Lego League Robotics team, a STEM opportunity that focuses on building and programming robots, core values and an innovation project.
The First Lego League gives a yearly challenge to teams, and this year the Quick Bots are focusing on city planning.
Students met with Xenia City Planner Brian Forschner to discuss their ideas and he was impressed with what they had to offer. "I am thrilled that this group is taking an interest in Xenia, and that the First Lego League is taking an interest in urban planning and problem-solving," Forschner said. "I look forward to hearing the ideas that come from these creative minds!”
In the Spring of 2019, the Quick Bots attended the state competition and were runners-up, which qualified them for an international competition in Arkansas. The team placed third in the international competition and also qualified for a Global Innovation Award competition in California.