Lassonde's First Lego League of Utah is honored by Utah Association of Gifted Children.

Lassonde Institute Honored by Utah Association for Gifted Children

The Utah Association for Gifted Children honored the University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute for its work organizing the Utah FIRST LEGO League program for the state during a recent annual conference. The award is given to organizations and individuals that make Utah communities wonderful places to live and raise children.

“This is an amazing honor for the work we do to inspire the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs,” said Anne Bastien, who manages Utah FIRST LEGO League for the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. “We brought this program to the state five years ago, and we have been overwhelmed by the number of participants and generous supporters that make it possible.”

The award is in its 27th year and has been awarded to several outstanding programs and individuals, including Make-A-Wish Foundation and William Kolff, inventor of the artificial heart. Through the FIRST LEGO League program, the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute serves a diverse population of students across the state of Utah and is thrilled to receive this recognition from the gifted education community.

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