FLL is an international program created by inventor Dean Kamen to promote science, technology, engineering, and math among children ages 9-14. FLL events consist of 3 components:
This year the theme is Animal Allies. It is "all about our furry, feathered, and finned friends" and "what might become possible when we learn to help each other."
Children are judged on the robot's performance at the robot game, the quality of their robot design and programming, their project, and their adherence to core values. More information can be found at the FLL web site.
FLL is meant as an opportunity for children to learn science and technology, teamwork, project management, decision-making, and other important tools they'll need to succeed in the professional world. MySTEM Academy focuses on mentoring the children to succeed, not on winning an award. Winning is a consequence of how much effort the children invest in solving the robot game, conducting and presenting the project, and practicing core values.
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|YEAR||FLL Theme||GreenE Academy Award|
|2015||Trash Tek||First Place Award in Programming|
|2015||Trash Tek||First Place Award in Project Presentation|
|2015||Trash Tek||Second Place Award in Team Inspiration|
|2014||World Class||First Place Award in Innovative Project Research|
|2014||World Class||First Place Award in Core Value|
|2014||World Class||Second Place Award in Programming|
|2013||Nature's Fury||First Place Award in Programming|
|2013||Nature's Fury||Second Place Award in Engineering Design|
|2012||Senior Solutions||First Place Award in Project Research|
|2012||Senior Solutions||Second Place Award in Project Research|
|2012||Senior Solutions||Third Place Award in Project Research|
|2011||Food Factor||First Place Award in Programming|
|2011||Food Factor||First Place Award in Project Research|
|2010||Body Forward||Second Place Award in Project Research|
|2009||Smart Move||First Place Award in Project Research|
|2008||Climate Connections||Directors Award|
|2008||Climate Connections||Second Place Award in Programming|