LMS Robotics News

2018 LMS Robotics Into Orbit FLL Competition Teams Announcements

posted Sep 14, 2018, 4:26 PM by LMS Robotics

Team selection this year was very difficult due to the great amount of talent that participated in the club this year. This was one of the hardest seasons for selecting teams. There are strict rules on the number of students per team dictated by FIRST LEGO League (FLL) rules. We are very proud of the students for all the hard work they did in a very short amount of time! Many variables are considered when selecting the teams by the 4 coaches and myself. You can read more about the selection criteria that was used in making the Team Selections below.


Congratulations to the following students for being selected for the LMS Robotics FLL Competition Teams:

Team 492:

Coaches:

Mr. David Roe - DRoe@RoeLegal.com

Mr. Ken Brey - ken.brey@dmcinfo.com

Team Members:

     • Aaron B.
     • Effie H.
     • Paige H.
     • Alex K.
     • Ava L.     
     • Sara M.
     • Rani P.
     • Marina R.      
     • Emily S.
     • Shane T.

Team 493:

Coaches:

Mr Jason Domke - jmdomke@gmail.com

Mr Jared Christensen - jaredjchristensen@gmail.com


Team Members:

   •  Noah C.
   • 
Alex D.    •  Evan D.

   •  Erin F.    •  Yianni G.    •  Annalise G.    •  Ryan M.

   •  Daniel T.

   •  Jonah W.    •  Linae W.


If you have any questions on the Team assignments, please contact LMS Robotics Club Sponsor Ms. Kristen Kaage at kkaage@d57.org. If you have any questions about the Competition Teams, please contact your child's coach.


Thank you to everyone that came out for the club this year and for participating in this great experience.  We hope to see you again next year!




TEAM 492 and 493 MEMBERS:  READ AND COMPLETE:


Competition Team Meetings

Our teams will meet next week on Tuesday, September 20 and Thursday September 22nd at Lincoln, from 3:00 - 5:00. Looking forward, our regional Competition is December 10th from 8:00 am till 6:00 pm. Looking ahead, the regional Competition is December 16th from 8:00 am till 6:00 pm, held at Lincoln Middle School.


We will review the entire schedule for the season at our first meeting. All the Team members listed above are required to attend all meetings going forward.




COMPLETE BEFORE Sunday, September 18

  • Join your Competition Team Google classroom:
    • To Join the LMS FLL Competition Teams Google Classroom, you will need a G-Mail account. 
    • E-mail Address CAN NOT be a D57 account
    • E-mail address MUST BE associated with Personal Google Account
    • Your Name MUST BE shown in "Name" in the Account Settings.
    • Confirm you are Logged into this Account before entering Join Codes listed below. 
    • Make sure you use the Join Code for the team you are assigned to. 

  • Complete ALL homework assigned in your team Google Classroom

    1. Team Registration Contact Form with your parents.
    2. Print all Into Orbit Challenge Guides and bring to ALL Meetings.
    3. Save all 3 Challenge Guides to Team Members ChromeBooks
    4. Install LEGO Digital Designer on a home computer*
    5. Install EV3 Software on a home computer*
    6. Print & Complete the FLL Competition Team Permission Slip and return to first meeting.

*Software can not be installed on Students ChromeBooks. Software must be installed on a home computer, Windows or Mac.


  • Bring your Robotics Binder, with the 3 Challenge Guides and blank paper, pen, and Chromebook to all meetings.



NOTE: If you experience any problems, joining the classroom and/or completing your homework, contact your team coaches.

.


Competition Team Selection Criteria

-Time Commitment- Attendance was crucial during the club to gauge their time commitment.  The reason behind this is the robotics team meets for  4-7 hours per week at school (2 hours on Tuesdays and 2 hours on Thursdays and Saturday meetings) up until the regional competition on December 16, and additional time if the team(s) advance to State Competition in January.

-Homework Assignments- In addition to team meetings, there is mandatory homework/research for the project outside of team meetings.  Homework can vary from 15 minutes to 2 hours a week.  It is essential (and driven by the students) to complete the homework assignments so the team can compile the information and continually move forward with work on the project and robot. If one student misses an assignment, it affects the progress of the entire team.

Homework completion was evaluated through one assignment asking 3 questions- why the student wanted to be on the team, what they could contribute, & what they hoped to learn from the experience.  This assignment was weighted heavily to see the student’s interest level and commitment to the team.

-Teamwork/Ability to work effectively in a group- It is important for students to be able to work well with others (teamwork is a huge component of FLL and one of the 8 Core Values).  The students were randomly selected and placed into a group for a 5- minute challenge. We also observed how the kids  worked with their teammates during the club portion while building and programming their robots.

-Engagement- The students on the team really want to be there and want to do the work and put forth the effort (which is why last year's teams was so successful).  It was important for students to maximize their time while in the club by completing different tasks and participating respectfully within their smaller teams.

-Grades- Students must be in good academic standing to be a member of the team. No exceptions.


Lincoln Robotics at the 2018 Robotics World Championship

posted Jul 30, 2018, 8:01 AM by LMS Robotics

April, 2018

The Lincoln Middle School Robotics team traveled to Detroit, Michigan to compete in the 2018 World Championship The The theme challenge was Hydrodynamics – how people find, transport, use and dispose of water in the human water cycle.

The Lincoln team selected the problem of agriculture water runoff entering the human water cycle. Farm field runoff contains soil, fertilizer and pesticides. The team developed a solution using a sedimentation tank/clarifier on the field followed by a natural filter made of sweet tree gumballs. They shared this solution with professionals, farmers, university professors and waste water treatment experts. The solution is designed to be installed on a farm to capture soil and remove fertilizers and pesticides before the water enters lakes, rivers and streams. They placed 17th in robot performance at World. 

2017 LMS Robotics Hydro Dynamics FLL Competition Teams Announcements

posted Sep 15, 2017, 3:59 PM by Jamie Beedy

Team selection this year was very difficult due to the great amount of talent that participated in the club this year. There are strict rules on the number of students per team dictated by FIRST LEGO League (FLL) rules. We are very proud of the students for all the hard work they did in a very short amount of time! Many variables are considered when selecting the teams by the 4 coaches and myself. You can read more about the selection criteria that was used in making the Team Selections below.


Congratulations to the following students for being selected for the LMS Robotics FLL Competition Teams:

Team 492:

Coaches:

Mr. David Roe - DRoe@RoeLegal.com

Mr. Ken Brey - ken.brey@dmcinfo.com

Team Members:

     • Jake A.
    • Aaron B.
    • Joey D.
     • Nick G.
     • Alex K.
     • Drew L.
     • Isabel M.
     • Marcus P.
     • Marina R.
     • Emily S.

Team 493:

Coaches:

Mrs. Kerry Molina - ckmolina@comcast.net

Mr Jason Domke - jmdomke@gmail.com

Team Members:

   • Noah C.

    • Alex D.
    • Nick D.
    • Erin F.
    • Yianni G.
    • Claire G.
    • Mav L.
    • Ryan M.
    • Maeve M.
    • Jonah W.

If you have any questions on the Team assignments, please contact LMS Robotics Club Sponsor Ms. Kristen Kaage at kkaage@d57.org. If you have any questions about the Competition Teams, please contact your child's coach.


Thank you to everyone that came out for the club this year and for participating in this great experience.  We hope to see you again next year!




TEAM 492 and 493 MEMBERS:  READ AND COMPLETE:


Competition Team Meetings

Our teams will meet next week on Tuesday, September 19 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm and and Saturday, September 23rd at Lincoln from 8:00am - 11:00am. Looking ahead, the regional Competition is December 16th from 8:00 am till 6:00 pm, held at Lincoln Middle School.


We will review the entire schedule for the season at our first meeting. All the Team members listed above are required to attend all meetings going forward.




COMPLETE BEFORE Sunday, September 17

  • Join your Competition Team Google classroom:
    • To Join the LMS FLL Competition Teams Google Classroom, you will need a G-Mail account. 
    • E-mail Address CAN NOT be a D57 account
    • E-mail address MUST BE associated with Personal Google Account
    • Your Name MUST BE shown in "Name" in the Account Settings.
    • Confirm you are Logged into this Account before entering Join Codes listed below. 
    • Make sure you use the Join Code for the team you are assigned to. 

  • Complete ALL homework assigned in your team Google Classroom

      1. Team Registration Contact Form with your parents.
      2. Print the 3 HydroDynamics Challenge Guides and bring to ALL Meetings.
      3. Save all 3 Challenge Guides to Team Members ChromeBooks
      4. Install LEGO Digital Designer on a home computer*
      5. Install EV3 Software on a home computer*
      6. Print & Complete the FLL Competition Team Permission Slip and return to first meeting.

*Software can not be installed on Students ChromeBooks. Software must be installed on a home computer, Windows or Mac.


  • Bring your Robotics Binder, with the 3 Challenge Guides and blank paper, pen, and Chromebook to all meetings.



NOTE: If you experience any problems, joining the classroom and/or completing your homework, contact your team coaches.

.


Competition Team Selection Criteria

-Time Commitment- Attendance was crucial during the club to gauge their time commitment.  The reason behind this is the robotics team meets for  4-7 hours per week at school (2 hours on Tuesdays and 2 hours on Thursdays and Saturday meetings) up until the regional competition on December 16, and additional time if the team(s) advance to State Competition in January.

-Homework Assignments- In addition to team meetings, there is mandatory homework/research for the project outside of team meetings.  Homework can vary from 15 minutes to 2 hours a week.  It is essential (and driven by the students) to complete the homework assignments so the team can compile the information and continually move forward with work on the project and robot. If one student misses an assignment, it affects the progress of the entire team.

Homework completion was evaluated through one assignment asking 3 questions- why the student wanted to be on the team, what they could contribute, & what they hoped to learn from the experience.  This assignment was weighted heavily to see the student’s interest level and commitment to the team.

-Teamwork/Ability to work effectively in a group- It is important for students to be able to work well with others (teamwork is a huge component of FLL and one of the 8 Core Values).  The students were randomly selected and placed into a group for a 5- minute challenge. We also observed how the kids  worked with their teammates during the club portion while building and programming their robots.

-Engagement- The students on the team really want to be there and want to do the work and put forth the effort (which is why last year's teams was so successful).  It was important for students to maximize their time while in the club by completing different tasks and participating respectfully within their smaller teams.

-Grades- Students must be in good academic standing to be a member of the team. No exceptions.


2017 Hydro Dynamics Team Announcements Coming

posted Sep 15, 2017, 3:12 PM by LMS Robotics   [ updated Sep 15, 2017, 3:32 PM ]

Return here at 6:00 pm, Friday, 09/15 the view the team assignments for LMS Robotics FIRST LEGO League Competition teams. 

LMS Robotics Teams Advance to the Championships

posted Aug 7, 2017, 10:35 AM by Jamie Beedy   [ updated Aug 7, 2017, 10:46 AM ]

 - 12/12/16, Mount Prospect, Il. - 

On Saturday, December 12th, the Mount Prospect Regional Qualifier was held at Lincoln Middle School. Both LMS Robotics teams competed and advanced to the Northern Illinois State Championship, to be held at Elgin Community College, on January 14th, along with 64 other teams from across the state. 
At the Mount Prospect Qualifier, there were 2 separate tournament, Tournament "A" and Tournament "B", with 16 team competing in each tournament. 

LMS Robotics Team 492, The PropellerHeads, competed in the "A Tournament, and in the robot portion of the competition, they fished 2nd, with a score of 174 points, just 2 points behind the first place winner. Team 492 was also presented the Robot Design Award, giving to the team that designs and develops a mechanically sound robot that is durable, efficient and highly capable of performing challenge missions, utilizes outstanding programming principles, including clear, concise and reusable code that allows their robot to perform challenge missions autonomously and consistently, and uses solid engineering practices and a well-developed strategy to design and build an innovative, high performing robot. The Propeller Heads was also selected as one of the 4 teams that will be advancing to the Northern Championship Tournament.


LMS Robotics team 493, The Bee-lievers, also had a very strong showing In the Mount Prospect "B" Tournament, with a 3rd place finish in the Robot portion of the Competition. The Bee-Lievers were also awarded the Core values award for being a team that is empowered by their FIRST LEGO League experience and displays extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit, showing that they are able to accomplish more together than they could as individuals through shared goals, strong communication, effective problem solving and excellent time management, and showing each other and other teams respect at all times, and recognizing that both friendly competition and mutual gain are possible, on and off the playing field. The Bee-Lievers were selected as one of the 4 teams that will be advancing to the Northern Championship Tournament.


Congratulations to the members of The PropellerHeads and the BEE-Lievers for what they have accomplished and for Advancing to the Northern State Championship,and we wish both teams Good Luck!!


LMS Robotics FLL Animal Allies 2016/17 Teams Announced

posted Sep 16, 2016, 4:00 PM by LMS Robotics   [ updated Aug 7, 2017, 10:42 AM by Jamie Beedy ]

- 9/16/16 -


Congratulations to the following students for being selected for 

the LMS Robotics FLL Competition Teams 

for the 2016/2017 Animal Allies season:




Team 492

Coaches:

Mr. Jamie Beedy - jamie@beedy.me

Mr. David Roe - DRoe@RoeLegal.com

Team Members:

• Sam B. - 8th Grade

• Lea C. - 7th Grade

• Joey D. - 7th Grade

• Nick G. - 7th Grade

• Ben L. - 6th Grade

• Drew L. - 6th Grade

• Isabel M. - 7th Grade

• Marcus P. - 6th Grade

• Viet T. - 6th Grade

• Kevin W. - 6th Grade




Team 493

Coaches:

Mrs. Kerry Molina - ckmolina@global78.com

Mr Jason Domke - jmdomke@gmail.com

Team Members:

• Jake A. 6th Grade

• Aaron B. - 6th Grade

• Alex D. - 6th Grade

• Nicholas D. - 7th Grade

• Yianni G. - 6th Grade

• Claire G. - 7th Grade

• Luka K. - 6th Grade

• Maeve M. - 7th Grade

• Evan O. - 6th Grade

• Jonah W. - 6th Grade


You can read more about the selection criteria that was used in making the Team Selections below.



Thanks to all the students that participated in the LMS Robotics club and hopefully you will participate in next year's club.




Competition Team Meetings


Our teams will meet next week on Tuesday, September 20 and Thursday, September 22nd at Lincoln, from 3:00 - 5:00. Looking forward, our Regional Competition is December 10th from 8:00 am till 6:00 pm. We will review the schedule for the rest of season at our first meeting. All the Team members listed above are required to attend these 2 meetings and all meetings going forward. Please bring a Notebook and Pen to the first meeting.




Competition Team Selection Criteria


Team selection was very difficult this year because of the great amount of talent that came out for the club.   Unfortunately, due to First Lego League (FLL) rules, there are strict rules on the number of students per team that we must abide by. We are very proud of all the students for all the hard work they did in a very short amount of time!  There were many variables that went into selecting the teams by the coaches and myself.  These variables include:


-Time Commitment- Attendance was crucial during the club to gauge their time commitment.  The reason behind this is that the robotics team meets for about 8 hours per week, up until the regional competition on December 10th (unless they advance to state competition which is in January). Team members may also schedule meetings outside of our scheduled meetings, if they feel they need to meet to stay on the schedule they set up.


-Homework Assignments- In addition to team meetings, there is mandatory homework/research for the project outside of team meetings.  Typically, it is anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours a week.  It is essential (and driven by the students) to complete the research so the team can compile the information and work on the project portion of the competition at meetings.  If one student misses an assignment, it really affects the progress of the entire team.


This was evaluated by the several homework assignments that were assigned throughout the club portion. These homework assignments helped to guide the process to show the interest level of the students. The final homework assignment asked 3 questions- why the student wanted to be on the team, what they could contribute, and what they hoped to learn from the experience. This assignment was weighted more heavily to see the student’s interest level and commitment to the team.


-Teamwork/Ability to work effectively in a group- It is important for students to be able to work well with others (teamwork is a huge component of FLL).  The students were randomly selected and placed into groups for a five minute teamwork challenge. We also observed how they worked with their teammates and coaches during the club portion while performing the robot building and programming exercises.


-Engagement in the activities- The students on the team really want to be there and want to do the work and put forth the effort (which is why last year's teams were so successful in advancing to the the Illinois State Finals).  It was important for students to maximize their time while in the club by completing different tasks.


-Grades-  Students must be in good academic standing to be a member of the competition team.


If you have any questions on the Team assignments, please contact me. If you have any questions about the Competition Teams, please contact your child's coach.


We would like to thank everyone that came out for the club this year and for such a great experience.  We hope to see you again next year!


Kristen Kaage

Lincoln Middle School

Lego Robotics Club Sponsor


LMS Robotics bring home awards at the State Championship

posted Jan 22, 2016, 7:17 AM by Unknown user

The two LMS Robotics teams, from Lincoln Middle School in Mt. Prospect, Illinois were well represented at the Illinois FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Northern Championship Tournament (NCT), held January 16 at Elgin Community College in Elgin, Illinois.  LMS Robotics Teams, Team 492, Department of Detritus and Team 493, Geekosks, were among 64 teams from the northern region competing in the daylong event showcasing the work all the teams accomplished since late August, when this years’ Challenge, Trash Trek, was announced. 

At the Illinois FLL Northern Championship Tournament, teams are judged in 3 separate areas: 

  • Project - In this years’ challenge, teams are tasked with coming up with a way to make less trash or improve the way people handle the trash they make and developing a unique solution.  The solution should add value to society by improving an existing solution or inventing a completely new solution. Teams present their solution in a 5 minute presentation to a panel of judges, followed with a 5 minute question and answer session. 
  • Core Values - Teams are given an on the spot challenge by a panel of judges and have 5 minutes to solve this challenge as a team. The challenge is followed with a five minute question and answer session, with a focus on how the team members used the FLL Core Values during the course of their Competition Season.  
  • Robot Design - Teams present their unique robots to a panel of judges, explaining the design elements, factors  considered while developing and mission strategy, with a focus on the mechanical design, robot programming and overall design processes.  

Teams also compete in four Robot performance rounds, using an autonomous robot, designed, built and programmed by the team.  On the Trash Trek Robot Competition field all the teams attempt to score as many points as possible in a match lasting 2:30. 

Team 492, The Department of Detritus, advanced to the NCT by winning the Robot Design Award at the Mount Prospect “A” Qualifier Tournament, held on December 5, 2015.  At the NCT, they were awarded the 2nd Place Champions Award. The Champions Award recognizes teams that embody the FIRST LEGO League experience, by fully embracing the Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project. The Department of Detritus scored 527 points in the Robot performance rounds, putting them in 7th place out of the 64 teams competing. 

Department of Detritus team members include: 8th Graders Mackenzie M., John J., Alex J., and Paul M., 7th Graders Caitlin K. and Sam B., and 6th Graders, Joey D., Nick G., Lea C. and Claire G. The team is coached by Mr. Jamie Beedy and Mr. David Roe. 

Team 493, Geekosks, advanced to the Northern Championship Tournament by winning the highest award given, the Champions Award, at the Mount Prospect “B” Qualifier Tournament, held on December 5, 2015. . At the NCT, they were awarded the Teamwork Award. This award recognizes the team able to accomplish more together than they could as individuals through shared goals, strong communication, effective problem solving and excellent time management. In the Robot performance, the Geekosks finished in 27th place with a high score of 411 points. 

Geeksosk team members include: 8th Graders Ben P., Kyle E., Jack D. and Tommie M.; 7th Graders Charlie S. and Claire G.; and 6th graders Maeve M., Nick D., Joey E. and Julia J. The team is coached by Mrs. Kerry Molina and Mr. Jason Domke. 

LMS Robotics is a school based team from Lincoln Middle School in Mount Prospect, Illinois sponsored by 7th grade Science and Social Studies teacher, Ms. Kristen Kaage and school principal, Mr. Jason Kaiz. This is the 10th consecutive year at least one team of the two school teams has advanced to the FLL Illinois State Finals. 


For more information about the LMS Robotics Program, visit lmsrobotics.org

LMS Robotics Trash Trek Teams Announced

posted Oct 1, 2015, 4:59 PM by Unknown user

Congratulations to the following students for being selected for the LMS Robotics FLL Competition Teams for the 2015/2016 Trash Trek Season:


Team 492:

Coaches:

Mr. Jamie Beedy - jamie@beedy.me

Mr. David Roe - DRoe@RoeLegal.com

Team Members:

• Sam B. - 7th Grade

• Paul C. - 8th Grade

• Lea C. - 6th Grade

• Joey D. - 6th Grade

• Nick G. - 6th Grade

• Claire G.- 6th Grade

• Alex J. - 8th Grade

• John J. - 8th Grade

• Caitlin K. - 7th Grade

• Mackenzie M. - 8th Grade



Team 493:

Coaches:

Mrs. Kerry Molina - ckmolina@global78.com

Mr Jason Domke - jmdomke@gmail.com

Team Members:

• Jack D. - 8th Grade

• Nicholas D. - 6th Grade

• Kyle E. - 8th Grade

• Jack E. - 6th Grade

• Claire G. - 7th Grade

• Julia J. - 6th Grade

• Tommie M. - 8th Grade

• Maeve M. - 6th Grade

• Ben P. - 8th Grade

• Charlie S. - 7th Grade



You can read more about the selection criteria that was used in making the Team Selections below. Thanks to all the students that participated in the LMS Robotics club and hopefully you will participate in next years club.




Competition Team Meeting


Our first regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6th, at Lincoln, from 3:00 - 5:00. Looking forward, our first regional Competition is December 5th from 8:00 am till 5:00 pm. For a complete schedule, you can visit:lmsrobotics.org/home/schedule


All the Team members listed above are required to attend this and all meetings going forward. Please bring a Notebook and Pen to the first meeting.




Competition Team Selection Criteria


Team selection was very difficult this year because of the great amount of talent that came out for the club.   Unfortunately, due to First Lego League (FLL) rules, there are strict rules on the number of students per team that we must abide by. We are very proud of all the students for all the hard work they did in a very short amount of time!  There were many variables that went into selecting the teams by the coaches and myself.  These variables include:


-Time Commitment- Attendance was crucial during the club to gauge their time commitment.  The reason behind this is that the robotics team meets for about 6 hours per week at school (2 hours on Tuesdays and 4 hours on Saturdays) up until the regional competition on December 5th (unless they advance to state competition which is in January).  Thursday practices will also be scheduled later in October through the competition. Team members may also schedule meeting outside of our scheduled meetings, if they feel they need to meet to stay on the schedule they set up.


-Homework Assignments- In addition to team meetings, there is mandatory homework/research for the project outside of team meetings.  Typically, it is anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours a week.  It is essential (and driven by the students) to complete the research so the team can compile the information and work on the project portion of the competition at meetings.  If one student misses an assignment, it really affects the progress of the entire team.


This was evaluated by the several homework assignments that were assigned throughout the club portion. These homework assignments helped to guide the process to show the interest level of the students. The final homework assignment asked 3 questions- why the student wanted to be on the team, what they could contribute, and what they hoped to learn from the experience. This assignment was weighted more heavily to see the student’s interest level and commitment to the team.


-Teamwork/Ability to work effectively in a group- It is important for students to be able to work well with others (teamwork is a huge component of FLL).  The students were randomly selected and placed into groups for a five minute teamwork challenge. We also observed how they worked with their teammates and coaches during the club portion while performing the robot building and programming exercises.


-Engagement in the activities- The students on the team really want to be there and want to do the work and put forth the effort (which is why last year's teams were so successful in advancing to the the Illinois State Finals).  It was important for students to maximize their time while in the club by completing different tasks.


-Grades-  Students must be in good academic standing to be a member of the competition team.




If you have any questions on the Team assignments, please contact me. If you have any questions about the Competition Teams, please contact your child's coach.


We would like to thank everyone that came out for the club this year and for such a great experience.  We hope to see you again next year!


Kristen Kaage

Lincoln Middle School

Lego Robotics Club Sponsor

Trash Trek Competition Team Announcement

posted Oct 1, 2015, 2:02 PM by Unknown user

Lincoln Middle School Robotics club will be announcing the members of it two First Lego League competition team for this years challenge, "Trash Trek", Thursday, October 1st at 7:00 PM, right here.



Thanks to all the Lincoln Middle School student who participated in the LMS Robotics club. We would like to thank everyone that came out for the club this year and for such a great experience! We encourage you to join the club next year!


FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) World Festival Results

posted Apr 26, 2015, 11:47 AM by Unknown user

FLL introduces younger children to real-world engineering challenges by conducting research projects and building LEGO-based autonomous robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations, discover exciting career possibilities and learn to make positive contributions to society. This year’s challenge, FLL World Class engaged 267,000+ kids on nearly 27,000 teams to redesign how we gather knowledge and skills in the 21st century.

Top honors went to 

  • Champion’s Award 1st Place winner, Team 23850, Fast & Curious, Aley, Lebanon
  • Champion’s Award Finalist, Team 23750, Mechatronic Ants, Pamplona, Spain
  • Champion’s Award Finalist, Team 2936, HIPPIES (Humans in Peaceful Pursuit of Intellectual Engineering Skills), Peoria, Ill.

Other FLL awards included:

  • Robot Performance Award – Team 23750, Mechatronic Ants, Pamplona, Spain
  • Strategy & Innovation Award –  Team 22950, FIRST FUJISAN, Kofu, Japan
  • Programming Award – Team 9, 5th Gear, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Mechanical Design Award – Team 24050, ROBOPRO, Holon, Israel
  • Research Award – Team 5831, Ctrl-Z  Bayview Glen, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Presentation Award – Team 24200, SESI Big Bang, Birigui, Brazil
  • Innovative Solution Award – Team 23050, Skillbots, Toluca, Mexico
  • Teamwork Award – Team 3478, Dream Team, Simpsonville, S.C.
  • Inspiration Award – Team 168, Geared UP!, Ashburn, Va.
  • Gracious Professionalism® Award – Team 22200, Nonstop, Førresfjorden, Norway

  • Solid as a Rock Volunteer Awards 
    • Nicole Adewale of St. Louis
    • Laura Schantz of Ohio
  • Coach/Mentor Awards
    • Beryl Cruz of Bocaue, Philippine
    • Raed Aler of albaqaa, Jordan
    • Charlotte Ackerman of Tucson, Ariz.
    • William Shaver of Harrisonburg, Va.
  • Judges’ Awards 
    • Team 22500, SAP Alpha Shakers, Pretoria, South Africa
    • Team 23250, sCOOL Br1iacs, Almelo, Netherlands
    • Team 23300, CONSTELLATION, Praga Nova, Ukraine
    • Team 24000, Nyan Cats, Herzelia, Israel
    • Team 23000, Rising Kelts, Novo mesto, Slovenia
    • Team 23400, RoboZombie, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico


Save the date! The FIRST Championship will be held in:
  • St. Louis April 27-30, 2016
  • Houston April 19-22, 2017 and St. Louis April 26-29, 2017
  • Houston April 18-21, 2018 and Detroit April 25-28, 2018.

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