SPAWAR Supports First LEGO League STEM Event (Bill Bonwit, 29th Co.)

Chula Vista, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2018) Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command’s (SPAWAR) Dr. Stephen Russell, left, along with SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific Executive Director Mr. Bill Bonwit and Tournament Director Wanda Curtis visit team tables in “the Pit” during the 10th Annual Eastlake High School/SPAWAR For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) LEGO league robotics qualifying tournament. More that 60 SPAWAR volunteers assisted in the event as referees, judges, timers and mentors. FIRST robotics competitions combine the excitement of sports with science and technology and create a unique opportunity for students to compete for scholarships while designing, building, and programming robots with professional engineers. SPAWAR supports and strongly encourages students to pursue careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.