On December 2, 2017, Fairmont State University hosted the WV FIRST Lego League (FLL) Championship Tournament on their campus. Over 60 teams participated in what was one of the largest tournaments held this year. The tournament drew in over 1,500 students, coaches, and parents. Todd Ensign, the Program Manager for NASA IV&V Educator Resource Center, directed the tournament with the help of dozens of volunteers. These volunteers served as judges and coordinators for the event.
The NASA IV&V Educator Resource Center (ERC), under the supervision of Fairmont State University’s College of Science and Technology, makes these programs accessible to students all over WV by providing competition and expo opportunities through partnerships with post-secondary institutions in every region of the state.