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What is FIRST LEGO League?
Tomorrow's innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, then compete on a table-top playing field.

It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their discovery journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the Program's signature Core Values.
Start a Team
Competition - INTO ORBIT - November 24, 2018
INTO ORBIT - Championship Tournament

This is Full-scale Championship Tournament for First Lego League.

Date:
November 24, 2018
Start time:
7:30 am
End time:
7:00 pm

Address

College of the North Atlantic
1 Prince Phillip Drive (East)
St. John's, NL, A1C 5P7, Canada

Join our mission into the 30th season of FIRST®! Prepare for blast off, break out of your earthly constraints and go INTO ORBIT. The 2018/2019 FIRST® LEGO® League season will transport your team into space, where you'll explore, challenge, and innovate in the vast expanse of space.






Sponsors
Email info@fllnl.org for all sponsorship inquiries.

FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) is an international competition organized for Junior High students that introduces a scientific and real-world challenge. Each Challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the Core Values. Teams of up to ten students, with at least one adult coach, participate in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project), all guided by the FIRST LEGO League Core Values.

Each November, the FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) Newfoundland and Labrador organize a 1 day competition in partnership with Skills Canada. At this competition we bring together 20 - 40 teams (with as many as 10 students each), over 500 hundred spectators and about 50 volunteers from across Newfoundland and Labrador for an action-packed day.

We are seeking sponsors to support the FLL in Newfoundland and Labrador including the tournaments as well as outreach support (equipment, training, and mentor recruitment) particularly for rural communities.

Benifits of Sponsorship
  • Builds a technologically literate workforce
  • Increases employee volunteerism
  • Provides employee team building and training opportunities
  • Provides renewed inspiration to company engineers and employees
  • Strengthens company reputation in the community

In appreciation of your support for encouraging our youth to participate and be inspired about math, science, technology and engineering, we invite you to participate at the following sponsorship levels.

Sponsorship Levels
Exclusive Sponsor (One per event) - $20,000
  • Company name included in event title
  • Full page ad on back of program
  • Sponsorship announcement on Facebook
  • Company invited to participate in opening/closing ceremony of event
  • Present the top three awards
  • Picture with the winning team
  • Sponsor plaque
  • Large logo on sponsor banner
  • Logo on FLLNL Facebook Page
  • Logo and link on FLLNL.org sponsor webpage


Gold Sponsor - $5,000
  • 1/2 page ad in program
  • Company invited to participate in presenting of awards
  • Sponsor plaque
  • Medium logo on sponsor banner
  • Logo on FLLNL Facebook Page
  • Logo and link on FLLNL.org sponsor webpage


Travel Team Sponsor - $2,500
  • 1/4 page ad in program
  • Sponsor plaque
  • Small logo on sponsor banner
  • Logo on FLLNL Facebook Page
  • Logo and link on FLLNL.org sponsor webpage


Team Sponsor - $1,000
  • Small logo on sponsor banner
  • Logo on FLLNL Facebook Page
  • Logo and link on FLLNL.org sponsor webpage


Local Sponsor - Any $ Amount
  • Logo and link on FLLNL.org sponsor webpage


Email info@fllnl.org for all sponsorship inquiries.
Volunteer
It takes a lot of people to operate a FIRST Lego League competition. Here are some ways you can help.

Become a Robot Challenge Referee
The epi-center of excitement of any FLL event is around the competition table, where teams put their robots to the test! If you want to be at the center of the action, refereeing the Robot Game may be for you.

Referees are responsible for ensuring that the robot game is played fairly. They calculate points and reset matches after each heat. A referee must have excellent knowledge of the robot game rules and be prepared to make judgment calls.

There are three portions of the FLL event that require judges: Core Values, Robot Design, and Project. Judging pairs use rubrics to evaluate teams on their respective areas.

Become a Core Values Judge
All FIRST events are rooted in the Core Values, focusing on team work, learning, Gracious Professionalism and fun. If ensuring such values are present in young people strikes a chord with you, you'll be at home as a Core Value Judge.

A Core Value Judge evaluates how well a team exhibits the Core Values of FLL. When teams enter the core values room, they are presented with a challenge that will allow the judges to see how they operate when there is no script. Do they show leadership, or wait for someone to tell them what to do? Do they work as a team or as individuals? Do they shrink from a challenge, or rise to the occasion?

Become a Robot Design Judge
FLL teams work very hard to build and program their robot, and the Robot Design room is the place where they can show off their technical skills. If inspecting Lego robots for innovative designs or diving into visual programming sounds like fun to you, you'll enjoy being a Robot Design Judge.

A Robot Design Judge evaluates the mechanical design of the robot, the quality of the programming that it executes, and the strategy and inovation behind both.

Become a Project Judge
Teams have researched the Challenge, they've come up with a solution, and now it's time to present it. In just five minutes, teams must show how they can change the world, and the more creative the presentation, the better! If you want to be wowed by the creativity of young people, being a Project Judge is the job for you.

A Project Judge evaluates how well a team researched the problem, how innovative their solution is, and their presentation method. Project judges must be familiar with the theme of the Challenge.

To become a Referee (Students) contact: Andrew Nash
To become a Judge (Graduates) contact: Steven Noseworthy
About Us
What is FIRST LEGO League?
Tomorrow's innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, then compete on a table-top playing field.

It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their discovery journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the Program's signature Core Values.

Challenge
Each year FIRST LEGO League releases a Challenge, which is based on a real-world scientific topic.

Each Challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the Core Values. Teams of up to ten children, with at least one adult coach, participate in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project), all guided by the FIRST LEGO League Core Values. Teams may then attend an official tournament, hosted by our FIRST LEGO League partners.

Past Challenges have been based on topics such as nanotechnology, climate, quality of life for the handicapped population, and transportation. By designing our Challenges around such topics, participants are exposed to potential career paths within a chosen Challenge topic, in addition to solidifying the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) principles that naturally come from participating in the program. Team members also learn valuable life and employment skills which will benefit them no matter which career path they choose.

Impact
The positive impact FIRST LEGO League has on participants is gratifying and well documented. Over 88% are more interested in doing well in school, and 87% have more interest in attending college.

FIRST LEGO League teams get to:
  • Research challenges facing today's scientists
  • Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Learn critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills
  • Participate in tournaments and celebrations
  • Understand and practice Gracious Professionalism®

Core Values
The FIRST LEGO League Core Values are the cornerstones of the program. They are among the fundamental elements that distinguish FIRST LEGO League from other programs of its kind. By embracing the Core Values, participants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork.

  1. We are a team.
  2. We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.
  3. We know our coaches and mentors don't have all the answers; we learn together.
  4. We honor the spirit of friendly competition.
  5. What we discover is more important than what we win.
  6. We share our experiences with others.
  7. We display Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® in everything we do.
  8. We have FUN!

Our Founders
In 1998, FIRST Founder Dean Kamen and the owner of the LEGO Group Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen joined forces to create FIRST LEGO League, a powerful program that engages children in playful and meaningful learning while helping them discover the fun in science and technology through the FIRST LEGO League experience.

Dean and Kjeld have a shared belief that FIRST LEGO League inspires teams to research, build, and experiment, and by doing so, they live the entire process of creating ideas, solving problems, and overcoming obstacles, while gaining confidence in their abilities to positively use technology.

Our Status
FIRST Technology Association, Inc. (FTA) is a not-for-profit (NFP) entity incorporated in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and operated under the name of FIRST Lego League (FLL) NL. FLL-NL was the first in Canada to implement the junior high school robotics competition, in 2002, using the LEGO® Mindstorms Robotics Invention System (RIS) in a competition designed by US FIRST. FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) is an international robotics program formed as an alliance between FIRST and The LEGO® Group (Denmark). For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) is an international youth organization that operates the FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST LEGO League, FIRST LEGO League Jr., and FIRST Tech Challenge competitions.