FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a result of an exciting alliance between USFIRST and the LEGO Company. Guided by adult mentors and their own imaginations, FLL students solve real-world engineering challenges and develop important life skills.
FLL provides students age 9-14 with a hands-on, interactive robotics program in a sports-like atmosphere. Teams of up to 10 players focus on team building, problem solving, creativity, and analytical thinking to develop solutions 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 MINDSTORMS™ technology. The teams also do their own research, talk to professionals, and develop compelling presentations which relate to the Challenge. At FLL competitions, the teams are evaluated on their robot's performance, their presentation, teamwork and robot design.
Penn State Behrend is an affiliate partner with FIRST and host a championship tournament each fall. Typically it is held in either November or December. In 2016, FIRST LEGO League will be held December 3.
Please send us an email to FIRST-PennState@psu.edu for information about the tournament, starting a team or how you can get involved in the program.