This year’s FLL challenge is called Animal Allies. In addition to building and programming robots, teams will do a research project about how humans help animals and vice versa. At the culmination of the project, the team needs to propose an innovative solution to a human or animal real-life problem of their choosing. Our team is made up of fourth and fifth graders at Hawthorne Elementary in Middle River, Maryland. If you have a background in human/animal interaction, our team would love to gain insight from you through a visit or skype session. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dean Kamen, FIRST founder states, “FIRST gives kids the opportunity to develop the muscle between their ears; to gain experience that will directly affect their future and our future as well.” If this resonates with you as well, consider getting involved by starting a team, volunteering at a tournament, or helping in other ways.
To learn more about FIRST, visit http://www.firstinspires.org/.
To learn more about participating as a volunteer:
if you are in Maryland,
visit Maryland FIRST Call for Volunteers
visit Information on Volunteering for FIRST worldwide.
To learn more about supporting FIRST financially:
visit Ways to Give.