Students who attended LEGO university at UW-L win aircraft carriers

Sept. 10, 2013

Twenty-two students who attended LEGO University, a four-day summer course at UW-La Crosse in July, have walked away with more than learning and fun — they’re winners in a LEGO kit contest.

The campers will receive a BanBao Marine flagship LEGO kit that contains 3,016 pieces and retails for $300.

All About Learning/LEGO University selected two random classes out of 175 camp locations to give each student and Aircraft Carrier kit. UW-L was a winning location. The July 22-25 class of fourth through eighth graders was the UW-L class selected.

The happy campers will receive their LEGO kits during a special ceremony at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Ward Room in Cartwright Center. Campers who cannot attend will be mailed a kit.

The summer course emphasized physics and engineering principals, and allowed children to experiment while having fun. All About Learning, the Michigan-based company that created LEGO University, hosted the contest.

UW-L Continuing Education and Extension offers a variety of programs for youth throughout the year. Get more information at: www.uwlax.edu/Conted/youth/index.html.