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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:

  • A ​robot game, where team members build and program LEGO robots to ​solve various missions;
  • A ​project, where they research a problem of their choice related to the year​'s​ theme​;
  • Core Values, where they learn to work as a team and to compete in a spirit of friendly "coopertition."​

​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 a​n 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.

Our FLL team, the BeastBots qualifies for the International Razorback First Lego League Tournment in Arkansas (May 2019)

The BeastBots, the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team  won one of the Champion's Awards at the December 8th Western PA regional championship. The team is now headed to the FIRST LEGO League Razorback Invitational in Arkansas on May 16-19, where it will compete with teams from all over the world. 

 

Eighty teams from the region participated in the 2-day event, where teams are judged on their robot design, research project, and adherence to FLL's core values; and compete in 4 rounds of a robot game where their robot must solve 18 missions in 2.5 minutes completely autonomously (i.e., without remote control).

 

This year’s theme, Into Orbit, challenged teams to propose innovative solutions to how we explore, challenge, and innovate  in the vast expanse of space. 

 

BeastBots collaborated with FLL teams in 16 countries and visited students in 5 different states in USA to share their FLL experience. BeastBots have 1,000 Instagram followers, over 100 Facebook friends, and over 800 YouTube subscribers! 

 

Click here to watch a video BeastBots share with the robotics community in August 2018.

 

Congratulations!

 

 

 

MySTEM Academy FIRST LEGO League team, the Raptor-Bots of Alex Lopez, Andy Yu, Owen Mckeman, Ronit Ginde, Sammer Gosalia, Shivum Telang, Sritej Padmanabhan, Talon Xing, Will Fitzgerald and Zachary Maczka, won the overall 1st place Championship Award in the Scholastic Division on 12/8/2018.

Their robot completed 9 missions in 2.5 minutes and finished first place in the robot game.

This rookie, all elementary students from 5 different school districts, baked cookies to fundraise $500 for the girls in the Woodland Hills and inspired them to start an FLL team. Congratulations!

 

 

 

MySTEM Academy FIRST LEGO League team, the Yinz Girls made us very proud with their innovative solution to the long time space travel challenge.  They presented the YESS: Yinz Girlz Exercise Space Suit, an astronaut suit equiped with elastic bands that create resistance when the astronaut moves her/his body. And that resistance translates into exercise for the muscles and pressure load on the skeleton, thus promoting both muscle and bone health!

YINZ Girls won 1st place Award in Project Reseach on 12/8/2018. 

 

They certainly captured the crowd attention with thei unique identity: bandannas, white canvas shoes, team t-shirt and jeans. They also organized outreach event at Northland Public Library, where we taught robotics  and explained what is FLL to a group of students.

 

Congratulations Yinz Girls

 

 

 

  YEAR FLL Theme MySTEM Academy Awards
  2018 Into Orbit Champion's Award Scholastic Division
  2018
Into Orbit
First Place Award Project Innovative Solution
  2018
Into Orbit
First Place Award Robot Performance Scholastic Division
  2018
Into Orbit
First Place Award Reseach
  2018
Into Orbit
Third Place Award Robot Performance
  2018 Into Orbit Champion's Award and Invitation to Razorback
  2017 Hydrodynamics Champion's Award and invitation to Razorback
  2017 Hydrodynamics First Place Award in Strategy and Innovation
  2016 Animal Allies Champion's Award and invitation to the World Festival 
  2016 Animal Allies First Place Award in Project Presentation
  2016 Animal Allies First Place Award in Project Innovative Solution
  2015 Trash Trek First Place Award in Programming
  2015 Trash Trek First Place Award in Project Presentation
  2015 Trash Trek 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
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