Non-compete Team Grant Opportunity

If you are interested in First Lego League but want to try it out first and don’t have the money, than this is for you! You can apply for this grant initiative. Grant funds will cover the 2018 (Non-compete) registration bundle ($299.00 + s/h) and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. This grant will be available until the funds are depleted.

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STCC FLL Qualifier 2018-2019 Results

Saturday, December 8, 2018 was the third West TN Qualifier held at Southwest Tennessee Community College (Macon Campus), Nabors Building in Memphis, TN.

Although the weather seemed more appropriate for Hydro DynamicsSM than for Into OrbitSM, it was a great event!

Thank you to our host STCC and their Faculty, Staff, and Students as well as all the other volunteers, team coaches, mentors, and parents!

Coaches should receive an email with their judging rubrics and feedback (if you do not receive them within a week please let us know via the “Contact Us” form to the right).

STCC Champs – Team 31739 Galactic Pegasi

Congratulations to:

31739 Galactic Pegasi Champions Award
40186 AES Space Kiddets Project Award
42579 ECS Eagles Core Values Award
Robot Performance Award
24835 AstroPandas Robot Design Award
7537 St. Francis Blue Invite to Championship
12352 STEM Stags Invite to Championship
17013 The STEMulators Invite to Championship
20313 Cougar Cogwheels Invite to Championship
33337 Idlewild Eagles Robotics Invite to Championship
39314 Schilling STEM Stallions Invite to Championship
33505 Eaglebots Purple Alternate Invite to Championship
33506 Eaglebots White Alternate Invite to Championship

Pictures from the event are posted HERE

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APSU FLL Qualifier 2018-2019 Results

Saturday, December 1, 2018 was the second West TN Qualifier.  Held at Austin Peay State University in the Morgan University Center Building, 3rd Floor of Clarksville, TN.

Thank you to our host APSU, the volunteers, and team coaches, mentors, & parents!

Coaches should receive an email with their judging rubrics and feedback (if you do not receive them within a week please let us know via the “Contact Us” form to the right).

APSU-Clarksville Champs – 786 E3 Strike

Congratulations to:

786 E3 Strike Champions Award
Robot Performance Award
12366 Richview Robotics Project Award
39739 CA COUGAR CUBS Core Values Award
38465 DevolBerger Robot Design Award
783 E3 Spark Invite to Championship
4568 Hawkbotics – Red Invite to Championship
4570 Hawkbotics – Gold Invite to Championship
27514 Hawkbotics – Black Invite to Championship
32628 Cyber Cougars Invite to Championship
40986 MooreBots Invite to Championship
23350 Cowboy Robotics Alternate Invite to Championship
39740 CA ROBOTICS Alternate Invite to Championship

Pictures from the event are posted HERE

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CBHS FLL Qualifier 2018-2019 Results

Saturday, November 17, 2018 was the first West TN Qualifier held at Christian Brother High School in Memphis, TN.

Thank you to our host CBHS,  the volunteers, mentors, team coaches, and parents!

Coaches should receive an email with their judging rubrics and feedback (if you do not receive them within a week please let us know via the “Contact Us” form to the right).

CBHS Champs – 15496 Space Bears

Congratulations to:

15496 Space Bears Champions Award
43774 B&P FLL Project Award
34182 SMESTurkeys Core Values Award
37703 Astro Force (Bullard/Campus) Robot Design Award
Robot Performance Award
15134 STEAM Rollers Invite to Championship
22139 STEAM Punks Invite to Championship
35114 Lausanne Lynx Invite to Championship
43487 Lynx Robotics Invite to Championship

Pictures from the event are posted HERE

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CBHS Qualifier

The Christian Brother High School Qualifier is this Saturday (Nov 17).

The public is welcome to come and check out the event. We suggest you come in the afternoon when the robot missions are being run (Most fun to watch!)

It will be held on the second floor of the development center. Just park in the CBHS Parking lot and follow the signs and flags for FIRST Lego League.

Here is the full schedule of events:

  • Registration/Check-in will being at 8:00AM
  • Opening Ceremony will start at 8:45AM
  • Core Values, Project Presentation, and Robot Design Judging will be conducted in the morning.
  • Lunch will be from 1:00 – 1:30PM  The Concessions will be open for the majority of the day.  (see below)
  • The Robot Races will be conducted after lunch.  (main arena doors will be shut until the races)
  • Expect the Closing ceremony to end around 4:00PM (dependent on the judges deliberations)

There is a concession stand for food, drinks, snacks etc.

This is the first of four qualifiers for the FLL West TN region.

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Challenge Updates

Teams,

Just a reminder that teams should be reading the Challenge Updates. These contain important information and clarification about the Robot Game, Project and other aspects of the Into Orbit season.

Make sure you are up to date on reading the changes!

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2018 Greater Imani Church Scrimmage

Greater Imani Church FLL Robotics Scrimmage 2018
Greater Imani Church, The Cathedral of Faith
3824 Austin Peay Highway
Memphis, TN 38128

Date/Time:
Date(s) – 10/27/2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location:
Greater Imani Church Fellowship Hall – Lower Level

Contact:
FLL Coach Phillips, MCP
Lego.Coach@CLPIncSystems.Com

Host:
The STEMulators FLL Team #17013

Cost of the event will be Free per person with plenty of parking.  Adult(s) must accompany child(ren) during this event.

Teams are encouraged to bring their pit displays as well as their robots along with water, drinks, snacks/food.

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CBU October Workshop 2 for Into Orbit – Engineering Design Process (EDP)

Thank you all for coming to this workshop. I hope that this document will help you to manage the season. Good Luck! Lien

Into Orbit Coaching Document

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TVA Fosters Next Generation of STEM Experts

From: https://www.tva.gov/Newsroom/TVA-Fosters-Next-Generation-of-STEM-Experts

A recent TVA/MLGW Student Robotics Showcase in Memphis gave young STEM robotics experts a chance to shine.

TVA’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program is supporting kids who build robots. The recent MLGW/TVA Student Robotics Showcase was a chance for featured students to tout their talents and creative ingenuity at the Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division—the region’s largest utility.

The event created a hands-on math and science experience that highlighted the universal career fundamentals of teamwork, critical thinking, presentation skills and technical writing. Traditionally, these types of learning opportunities for youth in robotics technology have been limited to only theoretical application.

TVA’s Mark Creech learns from a student at the MLGW/TVA Student Robotics Showcase. “TVA is proud to partner with MLGW for such an awesome event benefiting Memphis youth, who are the workforce of tomorrow,” he said.

The Robotics Showcase, however, gave robotic program participants like computer coder Andrew Rutledge the mechanical and technical experience most often reserved for college or expensive career training programs. Rutledge is a senior at White Station High School in Memphis, Tennessee, and plans to pursue a career as a micro-mechanical engineer.

“A lot of people don’t go into mechanical engineering with technical experience. They just know they like math or science,” Rutledge said. “Being able to actually go into a job and have some type of technical background is really valuable. I think this program is really going to help me in the long run.”

Robotics expert Charles Spencer of Tennessee Valley Robotics agrees. He believes events like the Robotics Showcase are bridge builders to a brighter future for all young students.

“What’s become important in education today is the hands-on part of learning, and robotics programs allow students to put together code and learn through trial and error,” Spencer said. “These programs instill an excitement in education, promote teamwork and teach children to express themselves. They’re just great learning experiences for any school.”

Robot mom, Lien Nguyen agrees. “My sons absolutely love it,” she said. “My youngest son actually gives his teammates [robotics] homework over the weekend!”

TVA’s partnership with MLGW is just one example of how STEM is creating an exciting learning environment for students that ultimately fosters the skills required for success in the ever-changing tech world.

“This is an exciting time for education in West Tennessee. For companies like TVA and MLGW, this is where their future employees will come from,” Spencer said. “The more we can get behind the next generation, the better off we’ll be.”

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FLL October Newsletter

October Newsletter

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