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Food for Thought (and Inspiration)

March 17, 2017

A team of Topic Experts and LEGO® Education staff from Denmark visit FIRST® Headquarters in Manchester, New Hampshire, each year to help develop the FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. Challenges. The Challenge development process involves hours of internal research, interviews with the Topic Experts, field research, and more. We think this process… Read More ›

Inspiring TED Talks for young women interested in STEM

We’ve seen the statistics – women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, but are still underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. FIRST® strives to change this by engaging girls in grades K-12 through our progression of programs. Thanks to the help of Coaches, Mentors, Sponsors, and Volunteers, we’re seeing more… Read More ›

Enrichment Activities for our ANIMAL ALLIES

While the rest of the world awaits the arrival of the newest Animal Adventure resident, a FIRST® LEGO® League team in California has been cooking up ways to keep giraffes, otters, penguins, and wolves happy and busy in captivity. Coach Brian and Team 17746 The Naturalists developed enrichment activities for selected animal residents of their… Read More ›

My FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award experience

Today’s post was written by Neha, a FIRST® LEGO® League team member who attended last year’s FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award Ceremony in Washington, DC for their PLASTIC ZERO invention, a packaging made from shape memory polymers. Last year, Team Gryffindor 20428 was selected to be one of the 20 semi-finalists for the FIRST… Read More ›

We LOVE team innovation

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we want to highlight a story about team innovation- one of the reasons why we love FIRST® LEGO® League! FIRST LEGO League Team 16040, the Cambridge Christian School FIRST Lancer LEGObots, recently worked with the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, FL, USA to provide an enrichment activity for the… Read More ›

The Power of “Yet”

Do you remember how you felt when you got a low grade in school?  I am several years removed from my academic career, but can still close my eyes and picture the look of panic on my younger self’s face, staring at a paper marked up in red with a giant failing grade on top…. Read More ›

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