FLL is part of FIRST, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. FIRST is trying to help inspire kids grades K-12 to love science and technology and seek jobs in these high paying fields of work. FLL is part of FIRST making up the 4th-8th grade range of their 4 Robotics Programs.
Each year FLL comes out with a different Theme for the 4x8 board the teams will run their robot on. This years theme is Nature's Fury and how teams can prepare and respond after they happen.
To the right you will see the final scores. I was very impressed with the teams, due to the fact there were many new coaches as well as many new kids!
This is only the halfway point right now. The ETHOS Sci Center Qualifying Tournament will be Nov 16th at Elkhart Memorial H.S. and will be open and free to the public to come and watch 36 teams compete to try to claim a seat as a top team and advance onto the State Championship in December hosted down in Fort Wayne at IPFW.
If you are wanting more information about FLL or the FIRST Robotics Program, please check out http://www.firstlegoleague.org/
And for more information about the ETHOS Sci Center Qualifying Tournament on Nov 16th check out http://www.ethosinc.org/first-lego-league.html