This awesome robotics contest registration opened May first (and will likely fill up by the end of the summer: 1,715 teams have already signed-up!) so get those applications in!
Here is the tentative schedule for the year:
Registration Materials and Robot Sets Begin to Ship
Field Setup Kits Begin to Ship
International Challenge Release
Team Registration Closes/Last Day to Order Products
Tournament Applications Accepted (If FLL is handling applications)
Registration costs $200 per team, but also be sure to order the Field set-up kit (which should start shipping around August first) when you register, or it will be difficult to practice.
Click on the following links to find:
Hell, I want to sign-up. Why don’t they have a league for us grownups?! I guess I’ll have to live with being a mentor or something. It appears as if there are plenty of volunteer opportunities in support for frustrated teachers like myself.
<!–Posted by LEGO Education on June 15th, 2007 –> I just love the fact that these tournaments are becoming better attended than the school basketball games! I can only hope now, that FIRST will rise to eclipse football as well. Just imagine a nation of youngsters innovating instead of bashing into each other!
When compared with the comparison group, FIRST students are:
- More than 3 times as likely to major specifically in engineering.
- Roughly 10 times as likely to have had an apprenticeship, internship, or co-op job in their freshman year.
- Significantly more likely to expect to achieve a post graduate degree.
- More than twice as likely to expect to pursue a career in science and technology.
- Nearly 4 times as likely to expect to pursue a career specifically in engineering.
How can you turn your back on statistics like those, even if there is a bit of self-selected sample group?
Go forth and Innovate!