September 6, 2017

Ford Motor Company Employee Mentored Team Grant – OPEN! (MI FLL Team Blast 2017.06)

FIRST LEGO League teams with a Ford employee mentor may now apply for Ford team grants at http://www.stem.ford.com/STEM/RoboticsOverview


Instructions are below. Please complete both steps of the process by September 30, 2017.

August 24, 2017

FIRST LEGO League Coach Training - Grand Rapids Area (MI FLL Team Blast 2017.05)

There will be training sessions taking place in the Grand Rapids area for both rookie and experienced FIRST LEGO League coaches. Training dates are:

FIRST LEGO League Coach Basic Training
Saturday, September 16, 9 AM - 4 PM
Saturday, September 23, 9 AM - 4 PM

FIRST LEGO League Coach Advanced Training
Wednesday, September 20, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

These training sessions are being offered by Grand Dial Communications, and there is a $75 fee for these sessions.

An overview of the training sessions that will be offered may be found here.

For more information, and to register, please go to the training provider's website:
https://www.granddial.com/first-robotics-training/

Pamela Williamson
Michigan FIRST LEGO League Partner

Metro Detroit Area FIRST LEGO League Kick-Off Events (MI FLL Team Blast 2017.04)

This message is for all Metro Detroit Area FIRST LEGO League Teams:

The 2017 FLL robotic competition will be announced at noon on August 29th and The Robot Garage invites all FLL students and mentors to a FREE Kick-off Event following that. 
  • Review the Game
  • Season Schedule Planning
  • See the new field set-up
  • FLL Q&A
Space is limited so you must register to reserve a spot or may be turned away at the door. Please make other arrangements for younger children if you feel they will distract FLL participants.

August 6, 2017

2017-2018 FLL Season (MI FLL Team Blast 2017.03)

Welcome to the 2017-2018 FIRST LEGO League season;  Hydro Dynamics!  We are so excited about this year’s theme: Water – how we find, transport, use, or dispose of it. Students from all over the globe will make a splash with HYDRO DYNAMICS.
Season registration is open for all FIRST programs! Keep in mind that Michigan’s progression is different than the progression FIRST HQ’s:

MICHIGAN'S PROGRESSION OF PROGRAMS
FIRST LEGO League Jr.       K-3 only
FIRST LEGO League            Grade 4-end of elementary only, as defined by your school district
FIRST Tech Challenge          Middle School only, as defined by your school district
FIRST Robotics Competition High School only, as defined by your school district

July 23, 2017

FIRST LEGO League Camps for Mentors/Coaches & Students – Flint and Canton Michigan (MI FLL Team Blast 2017.01)

Hello Teams!

Welcome to the 2017 FIRST LEGO League HYDRODYNAMICS Season!

There are summer camp opportunities in in June & July:

  • Flint on June 24 for Team Coaches/Mentors
  • Canton on July 17-21 for students (4th grade through end of elementary school)
These events are run by FIRST teams, for FIRST teams.  There are sometimes fees to participate. Advanced registration is required.

For additional details on these events, including pricing and registration information, please go to this link: 

Pamela Williamson
Michigan FIRST LEGO League Partner


FIRST LEGO League Camps for Mentors/Coaches & Students – Downriver-Southeastern Michigan (MI FLL Team Blast 2017.02)

Hello Teams!

Welcome to the 2017 FIRST LEGO League HYDRODYNAMICS Season!

There are summer camp opportunities in in August:

·         Ann Arbor on August 10 for teams

These events are run by FIRST teams, for FIRST teams.  There are sometimes fees to participate. Advanced registration is required.

For additional details on these events, including pricing and registration information, please go to this link: 
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3E6Dll8dLRDTG1CRldBODNTV0k

Pamela Williamson
Michigan FIRST LEGO League Partner