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Students compete in IBM Lego competition

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Hundreds of students are using their imaginations to build some complex machines... out of Lego blocks.

Nearly 400 students are competed in the 8th-annual IBM Lego Education Outreach Competition Wednesday at Rochester Community and Technical College.

With the help of IBM volunteers, the students have been learning to construct and program LEGO MINDSTORMS robots since early September.

The students have been working on both long and short-term projects, both of which will be presented to a panel of judges.

Although math and science are intimidating to some, some competitors say the experience is valuable.

The outreach program was formed to teach students concepts of engineering, computer programming, and science.

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