2015 TRASH TREK rss

That Championship Season

May 5, 2016

In honor of #ThrowbackThursday today, we’re throwing all the way back to last Saturday, when teams from around the world gathered in the America’s Center Ballroom of the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis, MO, USA, for the FIRST® LEGO® League World Festival Awards Ceremony. It was a bittersweet end to an exciting week of Robot… Read More ›

Innovation tips from our ambassadors

It’s been almost a year since our FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Semi-Finalists from the FLL WORLD CLASSSMseason became official Innovation Ambassadors. We asked them to contribute some of their best practices to help those of you finishing up your TRASH TREKSSMseason with some guidance on taking your team’s innovative solution to the next level. Here’s what a few of… Read More ›

A World of fun

As TRASH TREKSM events around the world are drawing to a close, the staff here at FIRST® in Manchester, NH, USA, is gearing up for the annual World Festival, to be held as part of the official FIRST Championship festivities in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, from April 27-30. Champion’s Award-winning teams from around the world will gather together… Read More ›

STEM rocks

In case there was any doubt… Air guitar competition! Winners! We won band watches! #firstlegoleague pic.twitter.com/6kFo9iHkU4 — Harton Primary (@HartonPrimary) February 21, 2016 What does an air guitar competition have to do with FIRST® LEGO® League? Everything. One of our Core Values is: We have FUN! We want to get kids excited about solving problems. It is exciting… Read More ›

Connecting with experts

At the beginning of the 2015-16 school year, the Center for EcoTechnology (CET) started hearing from FIRST® LEGO® League TRASH TREKSM teams from across Massachusetts and the nation. CET is a nonprofit that runs two recycling programs funded by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection: RecyclingWorks (recycling assistance for businesses) and THE GREEN TEAM (environmental education… Read More ›

Supply, demand and the price tag

Everybody look to the left. Everybody look to the right. Do you see any gaps in representation in STEM programs? Contrary to what pop singer Jessie J might have you believe, sometimes it really is about the money, money, money when it comes to providing access to quality STEM programs, like FIRST® LEGO® League and other… Read More ›

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