October 19, 2016

Michigan FIRST LEGO Event Assignments Posted (MI FLL Team Blast 2016.10)

Hello Teams!
The event assignments have been posted to the 2016 Michigan FLL Team List

If you are listed as your event being TBD, you should have received a separate email from michiganfll@gmail.com with further instructions.

If you are listed as your event being N/A, that means an application has not been received.  Please contact michiganfll@gmail.com for further instructions.  There are a limited number of Qualifying events spots still available.  (Each team may only participate in one Qualifying event.)

As you prepare for your event, please review all 2016 Michigan FIRST LEGO League email blasts on the FIRST in Michigan website: http://michiganfll.blogspot.com/, for important information, including Judging at the events (http://michiganfll.blogspot.com/2016/09/judging-at-michigan-first-lego-league.html), where the Michigan Project Pilot Rubrics may be found.

Additional updates regarding Michigan Robot Game Rounds will be posted in the next week.  Please watch for updates.

Best of Luck to all the teams who participate!  Have fun!

Pamela Williamson
Michigan FIRST LEGO League Partner


October 14, 2016

Michigan FIRST LEGO League Practice Tournaments (MI FLL Team Blast 2016.09)

Michigan FIRST LEGO League Practice Tournaments  (MI FLL Team Blast 2016.09)

Hello Teams!
There are four practice tournaments that will be taking place across the state. 
Please not that these are NOT official Michigan FIRST LEGO League events.  These events do NOT meet the official event requirement for grants. 
These events are coordinated locally by the Tournament Directors.  Please direct any questions to the appropriate contact listed below for each event.

October 11, 2016

Michigan FIRST LEGO League Grants Available! (MI FLL Team Blast 2016.08)

Michigan FIRST LEGO League Grants Available!  (MI FLL Team Blast 2016.08)

There are three different grant opportunities for 2016 Michigan FIRST LEGO League teams. 

·         Michigan Department of Education (State Grant) 
·         Ford Motor Company Employee Mentored Team Grant
·         General Motors (GM) Rookie Elementary School Team Grant

Please read below for more details and links to applications.

October 7, 2016

Michigan FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Event Applications & More (MI FLL Team Blast 2016.07)


This is a quick reminder that event applications open on Saturday, October 8 at 8:00 a.m.  More details may be found in the previous Michigan FLL Team Blast

Team Grants
Information on Team Grants will be coming out later this weekend, in the next Michigan FLL Team Blast.  Please note that you must attend an official FIRST in Michigan FIRST LEGO League event, in order to qualify for a grant.  All grants are reimbursement grants.

Practice Tournaments
Information on unofficial practice events around the state will be coming out early next week, in another Michigan FLL Team Blast.

Reminder:  All Michigan FIRST LEGO League email blasts may be found on the FIRST in Michigan website: http://michiganfll.blogspot.com/

Go Teams!

Pamela Williamson
Michigan FLL Partner

October 1, 2016

Michigan FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Event Application Process (MI FLL Team Blast 2016.06)

As noted in MI FLL Team Blast 2016.06, each FIRST LEGO League team in Michigan may participate in one Qualifying event.  Qualifying events will take place each Saturday, between November 5 and December 3.  There will be no Qualifying events over the Thanksgiving weekend. 

The Michigan FIRST LEGO League Event Application period will take place October 8 through 16.