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FIRST LEGO LEAGUE

AIS Innovation Center

Fabrication Lab, Outside the IC

Overview

The First Lego League is a global STEM program where participants, aged 4-16, gain real-world problem-solving experiences through a guided, hands-on robotics program.

Date:

November 2023

Teacher:

Boris Dousdebes

Participants:

Researchers seedbed "AIS Scivants"

AIS Innovation Center

Fabrication Lab, Outside the IC

Overview

The First Lego League is a global STEM program where participants, aged 4-16, gain real-world problem-solving experiences through a guided, hands-on robotics program.

Teacher:

Boris Dousdebes

Date:

November 2023

Date:

November 2023

Participants:

Researchers seedbed "AIS Scivants"

Purpose & Description

The purpose of the First Lego League challenge, is to introduce science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to children ages 12 -16 through fun, hands-on learning. The program aims to help participants gain real-world problem-solving experience, build critical thinking, coding, and design skills, and foster habits of learning, confidence, and teamwork. It also encourages friendly competition and mutual gain, embodying the philosophies of Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition®.

Participating in the First Lego League is an enriching and exciting experience. Teams work together to design, build, and program a robot using LEGO® technology. They also conduct research to solve a real-world problem related to how they could share their passions through art and technology. The event is filled with energy and enthusiasm as teams present their innovative solutions and robots to the judges.

The expected impact of the event is multifaceted. It aims to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. It also develops skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, and teamwork. Moreover, it instills a sense of sportsmanship and respect for others through the principles of Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition®. Ultimately, the First Lego League hopes to cultivate the next generation of scientists, engineers, and innovators.

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