Is your child interested in participating in First Lego League?
We unexpectedly have two spots available on our Gifted In Michigan Southeast Michigan Mensa team. A few of our original team members found their schedules were too busy to allow participation, so they had to drop out.
This is a great year to participate! We have sponsorship from our co-coach, Will Robinson’s employer Bose. We also have four engineers from Bose who are right now registering to help mentor our team!
This is a time commitment though, so think it through before you sign up. We are asking each participant to attend two meetings per week and one meeting per week on alternate weeks. This may become two meetings per week, every week, as we near our competition date which will take place in November or early December.
Here is our lineup of meetings through the end of October. We ask everyone to attend our Sunday meetings and either our Thursday or Saturday meetings (choice of Thursdays or Saturdays). Of course if you are able, you are welcome to attend all meetings! Meetings are at Melissa Jenkins’ House in Berkley.
Saturday, Sept. 20th – 9:30 AM – 12 PM
Sunday, Sept. 21st – 12:30 – 3 PM
Thursday, Sept. 25th – 6:30 – 8 PM
Sunday, Sept. 28th – 12:30 – 3 PM
Saturday, Oct. 4th – 9:30 AM – 12 PM
Sunday, Oct. 5th – 12:30 – 3 PM
Thursday, Oct. 9th – 6:30 – 8 PM
Sunday, Oct. 12th – 12:30 – 3 PM
Saturday, Oct. 18th – 9:30 AM – 12 PM
Sunday, Oct. 19th – 12:30 – 3 PM
Thursday, Oct. 23rd – 6:30 – 8 PM
Sunday, Oct. 26th – 12:30 – 3 PM
Our team will close to new members on September 30th, and this announcement is first come, first serve, so please sign up as soon as possible if you are interested.
Here are our earlier published details about First Lego League, for your reference:
Would your child like to participate in a First robotics competition with other gifted kids? We are now assembling our annual Southeast Michigan Mensa / Gifted In Michigan First Lego League team and need participants!
Age range is typically 9-14, but we accept younger kids if they are interested in participating, and often younger kids are! We will be meeting at Melissa Jenkins’ house in Berkley, MI at days/times convenient for everyone. Most will probably be on weekends. A parent will typically attend with your child.
This competition involves designing and building a Lego Mindstorms robot that can solve missions on a robot field! The kids will also invent a solution to a world problem and learn how to be a great scientist or engineer! The theme this year is “FLL World Class”. Teams will design new methods for gathering knowledge and skills in the 21st century.
Total cost per participant will be $30. Please send an email ASAP (at latest by Sept 30th) to firstname.lastname@example.org, with name, age, address and phone, if your child wants to participate. Once all slots are taken, the team will close! We currently have 2 slots available.
To learn more about FLL check out the following website: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/. To see how much fun our trophy-winning team had last year, check out our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/minotaursfirstlegoleague.