University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Studio One features FIRST LEGO League and safe flights

The FIRST LEGO League is a contest between students that is designed to help children and teenagers get excited about math and technology. “You get to work on a robot, you get to build stuff, you get to come here and then you get to compete, you get to meet all these people,” said Katy Berg, FIRST LEGO League participant. “There are so many great experiences that you have because you learn how to work with a team… you can face challenges…but by the end you usually come up with something really good by working together.” Participants are judged on core values including working and learning together, honoring the spirit of friendly competition and displaying gracious professionalism.

Also on this week’s show, many people are frustrated when flights are delayed or cancelled. That same feeling is often felt by student pilots when the weather is too dangerous for take-off. Supervisors of flights, or SOFs, help determine when conditions are hazardous. SOF Katrina Kugler, says safety is the priority. “During the winter time, icing is our biggest concern. Other than icing the SOFs look out for wind and cold measurements.” Tune in this week to learn what other conditions can keep aviators grounded.

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-- Chelsea Hay, Nicholas Johnson, Studio One, 777.4346,

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