Programs for After and Before Participating in FLL
This program provides the equipment or software to explore three technology related careers, Robotic Engineering, Computer Gaming Design and Cyber Defense...securely protecting a company's servers or network against hacker attacks. In the Robotics Venue you will build and program a SUMO wrestling robot and compete in matches along wtih participating in several Live Robot Challenges where you will build and program robots to do specific tasks. Teams will begin in the late fall with registration and participate for 2 days in Hilton Colliseum on the Iowa State University Campus where they will work and compete in their technology discipline program.
Video from 2012 IT-Adventures Robotics Program
FTC is designed for those who want to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as for well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.
Students get to:
Design, build, and program robots
Apply real-world math and science concepts
Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
Focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages 6-9, Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) is a hands-on program designed to capture young children's inherent curiosity and direct it toward discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them. Just like FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®), this program features a real-world challenge, to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. Guided by adult coaches and the Jr.FLL Core Values, students work with LEGO elements and moving parts to build ideas and concepts and present them for review.
Team Members get to:
Design and build challenge solutions using LEGO elements
Apply real-world math and science concept
Research challenges facing today’s scientists
Learn team building and presentation skills
Develop Show Me poster
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