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The success of our season depends on our volunteers! Your help is needed for Regional and State Championship tournaments throughout Virginia and DC. Get more information about volunteer roles and sign up to volunteer.
NEW COACHES: If you’d like to experience FLL from the other side, volunteer to be a judge at the VA-DC FLL Championship in December. The experience will help you learn more about what the judges are looking for in each area of competition!
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a result of an exciting alliance between FIRST and the LEGO Company. Guided by adult mentors and their own imaginations, FLL students solve real-world engineering challenges, develop important life skills, and learn to make positive contributions to society. FLL provides students age 9-14 with an opportunity to challenge their math and science skills in an internationally recognized competitive environment. FLL combines a hands-on, interactive robotics program with a sports-like atmosphere. Teams of up to 10 players focus on team building, problem solving, creativity, and analytical thinking to develop a well thought out solution to a problem currently facing the world - the Challenge.
Each September, a new Challenge is unveiled to FLL teams across the world. Over the ensuing 8 weeks, the teams strategize, design, build, program, test and refine a fully autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMSTM technology. The robots are capable of completing various challenge missions in a "Robot Game". The teams also search the Web, talk to scientists, visit the library and develop compelling presentations based on the FLL "Research Assignment", which relates to the problem identified in the Challenge. In addition to the challenge, the teams are evaluated in two other areas; Teamwork and Robot Design.
The 2013 FLL Challenge: Nature's Fury
“Prepare. Respond. Recover.”
Can FIRST® LEGO® League teams help us master natural disasters? In the
2013 NATURE’S FURY℠ Challenge, over 200,000 children ages 9 to 16* from over 70 countries will explore the awe-inspiring storms, quakes, waves and more that we call natural disasters. Teams will discover what can be done when intense natural events meet the places people live, work, and play. Brace yourself for NATURE’S FURY!
FLL challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During NATURE’S FURY teams will build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game.
They will also choose and solve a realworld problem in the Project.
Throughout their experience, teams will operate under FLL’s signature set of Core Values.
*9-14 in the US, Canada, and Mexico
|May 6, 2013 @ Noon EDT||FLL Registration Opens|
|Early August 2013||FLL Field Setup Kits begin to ship|
|August 27, 2013||Global Challenge Release|
|September 2013||US/Canada Registration Closes|
|October 1, 2013||VADCFLL Tournament Registration Opens|
|April 26 - 28, 2014||World Festival|