FIRST LEGO League Organizational Meeting, August 13, 2014, 7:00 pm in ED191 (Expired)

Dear All;

Do you know of a 9-14 year-old who may be interested in designing,
building, and programming LEGO robots to perform challenging tasks?

The Department of Computer Science is working to establish some teams
in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL), which last year involved 20,000 teams
in over 70 countries.

The FLL is a robotics program that is designed to get children excited
about science and technology -- and teach them valuable employment and
life skills.

There will be an organizational and informational meeting about the
FIRST LEGO League on Wednesday, August 13 @ 7pm in ED191.  If you cant
attend but would like more information, please send an email to
daryl.hepting@uregina.ca

        https://www.facebook.com/events/1443545265910504/

Everyone who is interested is invited to attend.

Each team will have between 3 and 10 participants, along with 2 adult
coaches.  Coaches do not need experience with LEGO robots or programming.
The oldest participants must have been 14 years old on January 1, 2014.
The youngest participants are recommended to be entering Grade 4 this year.

For 2014/15, Department of Computer Science hopes to form 8 teams from Regina
and surrounding area, and has 8 robot kits to loan out to teams.

In early Fall, FLL releases a Challenge, which is based on a real-world scientific
topic. Each Challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the FLL Core
Values.   Teams 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 FLL Core Values. We plan
to have a community (unofficial) tournament on the U of R campus in February, 2015.

See more at http://www.firstlegoleague.org and http://www.youtube.com/user/FLLGlobal

The FLL in Regina will require help from kids, coaches, volunteers, and sponsors.
If you or someone you know may be interested in participating in, or helping to develop,
a robotics program for kids in Saskatchewan, please join the Facebook group:

        http://bit.ly/YQR-FIRST


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