News from the 2019 LEGOLAND Invitational

Over the summer, Team E3 Strike from the West TN FLL Region won the 1st place Inspiration Award at the LEGOLAND Invitational in Carlsbad, CA….Congratulations Team!

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Starting a robot club workshop.

Please join West Tennessee FIRST LEGO League at CBU on Saturday August 24th at 9:00 at CBU for “How to start a Robot Club.” A door prize of two refurbished NXT robot kits and a mat will be given away to one lucky attendee. Space is limited and registration is required. Register here.  An email with further directions will be sent to confirm your seat.

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Team updates

Don’t forget to check the team updates for rule changes and clarifications.

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E-Day Announcement

We will be having an FLL Scrimmage during the event.

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FLL Challenge Detail Show on Twitch

If you didn’t read the email from FIRST inviting you to the live show viewing party on FIRSTtv, where you’ll see the CITY SHAPERSM Challenge in detail that was yesterday, it is view-able on TWITCH below:

Watch 2019 FIRST LEGO League Kickoff! Giveaway commands !LEGO !iggy from FIRSTinspires on www.twitch.tv
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Robotics Workshop featured on Chalkbeat

The STEM Robotics Workshop was featured in a Chalkbeat Education News. Click HERE for full story. Below is the summary from ASEE First Bell:

Chalkbeat  (8/1) reports that a two-day robotics training program at the University of Memphis aims to show teachers that teaching science, robotics, and technology “isn’t so difficult. … Helping K-12 teachers overcome the perceived difficulty of understanding robotics helped guide the spirit of the free training program, which was facilitated by the West Tennessee STEM Hub, a collaborative initiative funded by a federal grant.”

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Challenge, Updates, & Resources | Resource Library | FIRST

Challenge has been release…

We have posted all the information HERE (or click on the “2019-20 Challenge” Link).

Here is this year’s kickoff video:

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Robotics Educator’s Workshop Held

The West TN STEM Hub held two Robotics Educator’s Workshops (July 15-16 and July 22-23). The workshop was sponsored by Tennessee Valley Robotics. The workshop covered Robotics Competitions, Funding and Grants Available and hands on experience with Lego EV3’s or VEX IQ robots.

We would like to thank all the teachers who took their time to attend the workshops to get STEM Robotics in their schools and classrooms.

All materials from the workshops can be found HERE.

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CITY SHAPER Challenge Release is next week

Next week the CITY SHAPERSM Challenge will be released, and we hope you’ll join us for a season filled with creativity and innovation as the students work together to create an innovative solution that will help shape our future.

Here’s everything you need to know to get started.

Assembling Your Team:  You’ll need two or more committed adult mentors to guide your team of up to 10 students as they work together designing, building, and programming their robot.  

Program Cost:  You can start your team for around $800, which includes your team’s FIRST® LEGO® League Season Registration ($225) and CITY SHAPERSM Challenge Set ($75) and LEGO®MINDSTORMS® ($496) robotics set. There is also a $75 Regional Activity fee that pays for your teams qualifier event (there is no additional charge for teams advancing to the West TN Championship).

Your CITY SHAPER Challenge Set includes an exclusive selection of LEGO® models that illustrate real-world problems your team will create their robot to solve.

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Available Resources:  Regardless of your technical experience, our resources are here to help guide you through your first year. FIRST LEGO League team members are encouraged to bring any skills they have and a passion for learning and exploration – that goes for students and coaches!

If you have questions about our resources, program costs, or robotics kit options, email team support at firstlegoleague@firstinspires.org

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Twitch Broadcast

There will be a Twitch broadcast to walk teams through all FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. materials, tentatively scheduled for August 15 at noon ET. Stay tuned for more information.

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