FIRST Lego League
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 FLL Jr. page!
Cost: Required a STEAM On membership and an one time payment of $100 for the entire season. (Travel costs and other expenses will have to be covered by the families. We will also have scholarship options available. If you have questions about this please contact info@STEAMOn.net.)
What: FIRST LEGO League (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 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 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.
Where: We will be hosting teams at several locations in the CR metro area, including NE CR/Marion, NW, and at our Kirkwood Location: 1770 Boyson Rd, Room 108, Hiawatha, IA, United States, 52233. We intend on expanding to more of our locations as we grow. In addition, some of our Partner Affiliates will be hosting teams at their own facilities.
When: STEAM On wants to make FLL 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 FLL 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.