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We are thrilled to announce the upcoming 2023 USI Semi-State FIRST LEGO League Challenge, proudly hosted by the University of Southern Indiana's SwISTEM Resource Center. Taking place on December 10th, this event will bring together an impressive assembly of up to 48 student teams from across Southern Indiana.

Event Highlights

Venue: The competition will unfold within the modern confines of the new Screaming Eagles Arena, providing an ideal backdrop for showcasing innovation and teamwork.
Theme - "Masterpiece": Under this year's theme, teams imagine and innovate new ways to create and communicate art across the globe.
Collaboration and Competition:  Students will demonstrate their engineering and coding prowess by designing LEGO Spike Prime Robots solve a real-world problem. 
Nurturing STEAM Passion: The event serves as a catalyst for fostering a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM), inspiring our emerging leaders to create lasting impact.

Whether you're a student, educator, parent, or a dedicated STEM supporter, this event promises an engaging experience. Join us in celebrating the dedication and talent of these Indiana's young innovators as they work to shape a brighter future.

Team information can be found at the links to the left. Check back here often to stay up-to-date on tournament events. (updated 11-20-2023)

Update: Don't forget to nominate your coach or mentor for the Coach/Mentor Award at the link to the left! (updated 11-20-2023)

Update to Team Information Packet (12/5): Two coaches are allowed in judging rooms & new link to sign up for practice tables before the day of the event

Location: University of Southern Indiana - Screaming Eagles Arena Complex; 8600 University Blvd., Evansville, IN  47620

Date: December 10, 2023 

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Central Time)

Challenge Schedule

Time (Central)


  7:30 AM

Team Check-in & Pits Open

  7:45 AM

Coach Meeting

  8:00 AM

Practice Tables Open (Open to the Public)

  8:30 AM

Opening Ceremony (Open to the Public/Teams report to the area at 8:20 AM)

  9:00 AM

Judging Begins (All Judging is CLOSED to the public)/Practice Rounds Begin in Arena

10:00 AM

Robot Game Begins (Open to the Public)

11:40 AM

Lunch Break

12:30 PM

Robot Game and Judging Resumes

  1:45 PM

Judging Sessions End/Deliberation Begins

  3:30 PM

Robot Game Ends

  4:30 PM

Awards/Closing Ceremony (Open to the Public)

  5:30 PM

Pits Close