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FIRST LEGO League in London

Bechtel was the 2013 national sponsor of the FIRST® LEGO® League UK & Ireland, an international robotics tournament that inspires young people to be science and technology leaders through fun, mentor-based programs.

Almost 70 Bechtel colleagues donated more than 500 hours mentoring students from 10 schools near our projects and offices across Greater London. Students built, tested, and programmed an autonomous robot and were challenged to solve problems related to recovering from hypothetical natural disasters. To celebrate this sponsorship, we built a replica of a tunnel-boring machine from more than 50,000 LEGO bricks.