At The Works, you can join a FIRST LEGO Robotics (FLL) team or attend robotics summer camp!

FIRST is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology offering programs for children grades K – 12. For information about FIRST Launch 2019, visit their site.

The Works hosts three levels of FIRST Robotics Teams.

  • Jr. FLL for students grades K – 4
    • Guided by adult coaches and FIRST LEGO League Jr. Core Values, students build models using LEGO® Education WeDo and create Show Me posters to present what they learned. The program focuses on building interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through a real-world challenge – to be solved by research, critical thinking, and imagination.
  • FLL for students grades 4 – 8
    • FLL is a world-wide program designed for grades 4 – 8 focusing on three aspects of engineering – robot design, project research, and teamwork. Team Members will be introduced to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface.
  • FTC for students grades 7 – 12
    • FIRST® Tech Challenge is designed for students (grades 7-12) who want to compete head to head using an exciting sports model. Teams design, build, and program their own robots to play a 12′ x 12′ floor game, in an Alliance format, against other teams. Participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have!” Guided by adult Coaches and Mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles (like keeping an engineering notebook), while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas.

Registration/Application

Jr. FLL Team registration is open. Cost for Jr. FLL is $80 per person.

Jr FLL: Required Forms / Payment

FLL Team registration is open. Cost for FLL is $150 per person.

FLL: Required Forms / Payment

FTC Team applications are open. Interviews will be scheduled in August. Cost for FTC is $250 per person.

FTC: FTC Application / Payment

Scholarships can be applied for this program, but you must complete the general scholarship paperwork.

Things to Know

  • Jr. FLL teams at The Works consist of four team members and two coaches.
  • FLL teams at The Works consist of six team members and two coaches.
  • FTC teams at The Works will consist of six to ten team members and two coaches.
  • Team meetings will be scheduled by coaches and held in The Works Community STEM Center.
  • Tournaments are free and open to the public and a great way to learn what FIRST is all about.

 

Want to learn more?
Utilize these Lego® Robotics Resources:

Tournaments are free and open to the public and a great way to learn what FLL is all about.

Upcoming Robotics dates:

August 3: FLL & Jr. FLL Season Kick Off

Date TBD: FTC Season Kick Off

November 9: FLL Team Practice Tournament