FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge
Who: Kids aged (9-14) are invited to join teams! However, this can't be done without your help! We need volunteers to help make this possible. Click here to see volunteer opportunities! Is your child in the 6-10 age range? If so, please refer to the FIRST® LEGO® League Explore page!
Cost: Required a STEAM On membership and an one time dues payment of $100 for the entire regular season (through Regional competition). Travel costs and other expenses will have to be covered by the families or team fundraising efforts. We also have scholarship options available. If you have questions about this, please contact info@STEAMOn.net.
What: FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge (Formerly FIRST® LEGO® League or FLL) is an international competition organized by FIRST® for elementary and middle school students (ages 9–14 in the United States and Canada, 9–16 elsewhere). Each year in August, FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge introduces a scientific and real-world challenge for teams to focus and research on. The robotics part of the competition involves designing and programming LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 robots to complete tasks. The students work out solutions to the various problems they are given and then meet for regional tournaments to share their knowledge, compare ideas, and display their robots. Teams that perform may advance to State and World Festivals.
FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge is a partnership between FIRST® and the LEGO® Group. STEAM On also supports their introductory robotics program for children ages 6–10 called FIRST® LEGO® League Explore (formerly FIRST® LEGO® League Junior)
Where: We will be hosting teams at several locations in the CR metro area, including NE CR/Marion and NW CR. We will expanding to more of our locations as teams are formed. In addition, some of our Partner Affiliates will be hosting teams at their own facilities.
When: STEAM On wants to make FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge available to as many people as possible, this is why we are offering a few different time slots. These time slots will be chosen by the coaches and mentors on the teams. When you apply we will make sure it can work with your schedule.
Why: The primary goal of FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge is to provide an engaging experience for students and mentors to foster future engineers and other STEAM jobs. We want to provide a competitive robotics experience for all who are wanting to be part of a Robotics Competition. We aim to equip everyone involved with new tools that they will be able to use throughout their lifetimes.