Super-Regional Qualifier FIRST Lego® League Competition in Warner Robins GA (2017)
Opening ceremonies are at 9:00am in the Century of Flight Hangar with the awards ceremony at 4:00pm. Students will compete in three rounds of competition and give two presentations about “Animal Allies” research to a panel of judges.
FIRST Lego® League Competition Details
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Where: Museum of Aviation, Century of Flight Hangar, Hwy247 and Russell Parkway, Warner Robins GA
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Contact: STARBASE ROBINS at (478) 926-1769, LaTondra@starbaserobins.org
Qualifier Information: STARBASE ROBINS
Georgia FIRST Lego League: FIRST Lego League
Maps and Local Information: Museum of Aviation
Super-Regional FIRST Lego League
The FIRST Lego® League has a challenge each year with a different theme. The 2017 theme is “Animal Allies” with a mission on how to make our interactions with animals better. Teamwork, design, presentation, and programming of a robot to complete an animal related interaction are the competition goals.
Teams must identify a problem related to the “Animal Allies” theme, explain their innovation solution, and describe how they shared their solution with others before the competition. The teams will be using LEGO MINDSTORMS® or EV3 kits for the robotic portion of the competition, and complete a research project.
FIRST Lego® League Competition History
The FIRST Lego® League is an alliance between FIRST and the Lego Group which began in 1998 with FIRST founder, Deam Kamden and Lego Group owner, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen. Dean and Kjelf both believed in a powerful program mixed with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to inspire teams to discover robotics through researching, building, and experimenting.
Global sponsors of the FIRST Lego® League include Lego®, 3M®, National Instruments®, and Rockwell Automation®. The competition currently hosts over 255,000 participants in 88 countries with 1,464 events assembling 32,000 robots. Teams research a theme and design, build, and present using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology.
STARBASE ROBINS History
STARBASE ROBINS is a Department of Defense educational program that offers Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to 5th grade students in the Middle Georgia area. The program is sponsored through the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), the Museum of Aviation, and the Museum of Aviation Foundation. The program began in 1989 between Michigan elementary teacher, Barbara Koscak; Brigadier General David Arendts (Ret.), Commander of 127th Fighter Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard; and Lieutenant Colonel Rico Racosky, an F-16 pilot.
The STARBASE program gained government funding in 1992 with the first inaugural classes beginning in 1996 for STARBASE ROBINS. STARBASE ROBINS was the 18th STARBASE and has graduated over 17,500 students from its various programs. STARBASE ROBINS has been the host for the Super-Regional Qualifier FIRST Lego® League Robotics competition since 2005.
Come on out and enjoy the Super-Regional FIRST Lego League!