Wellesley FIRST Lego League Opportunities Wednesday, May 21st, from 7:30-8:30 pm in the WHS Library (3rd Floor)

FIRST is an international robotics program designed to get kids interested in science,

engineering and technology. For more information on the program, please visit http://


Join Us for a Discussion with:

• Steve Cremer, Regional Director, FIRST®

• Dana P. Henry, Senior Mentor/Massachusetts, FIRST®

Plan to attend if you:

• Have a child between the ages of kindergarden and 8th

grade who might be interested in joining a team

• Would like to help coach a team or coordinate teams. No

technical expertise is required.

FIRST Lego League

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

Junior FIRST Lego League and FIRST Lego League

A league of Wellesley FIRST Lego League Teams will be established this fall. Sign up

now to ensure space. Teams will begin in late August or early September.

Junior FIRST Lego League

Grades K-3 (ages 6 -9)

• Teams design and construct a model with moving parts using LEGO elements

and present their research journey on a "Show-Me" poster

• Jr.FLL teams generally consist of 6 students and meet for 6-8 weeks. Each

session should last for about one to two hours, once a week at a mutually

agreeable time.

FIRST Lego League

Grades 4 -8 (ages 9 - 16)

• Teams build LEGO based robots and develop research projects based on a realworld

challenge that changes annually.

• Up to 10 students participate on a team and most teams spend about eight (8) weeks preparing their project. Many new teams start by meeting twice a week for

one (1) to two (2) hours.

FIRST participants are: (Impact Study by Brandeis University)

• 50% more likely to attend college

• Twice as likely to go on to major in science or engineering

• Three times as likely to major specifically in engineering

Upon entering college, they are

• Ten times as likely to have an internship with a company

• Four times more likely to expect to pursue a career in science and engineering

• Young women are four times more likely to go on to studies in science and


• Minority members of FIRST teams are more than twice as likely to enter these


For more information visit www.usfirst.org



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