FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a result of an exciting alliance between USFIRST and the LEGO Company. Guided by adult mentors and their own imaginations, FLL students solve real-world engineering challenges and develop important life skills.
FLL provides students age 9–14 with a hands-on, interactive robotics program in a sports-like atmosphere. Teams of up to ten players focus on team building, problem solving, creativity, and analytical thinking to develop solutions to a problem currently facing the world—the Challenge.
Each September, a new Challenge is unveiled to FLL teams across the world. Over the ensuing eight weeks, the teams strategize, design, build, program, test and refine a fully autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS™ technology. The teams also do their own research, talk to professionals, and develop compelling presentations which relate to the Challenge. At FLL competitions, the teams are evaluated on their robot's performance, their presentation, teamwork, and robot design.
Penn State Behrend is an affiliate partner with FIRST and hosts a championship tournament each fall (usually in either November or December).
The next First LEGO League competition date is January 15, 2021. The theme for 2021 is Cargo Connect!
Please send an email to [email protected] for information about the tournament, starting a team, or how you can get involved in the program.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or team lead for this event, please contact [email protected].
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