Friday, November 7, 2014

GSSI Robotics Teams Competing in November and December

GSSI’s FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams are competing in regional qualifying tournaments! FLL is a robotics program for 9 to 14 year olds which is designed to get children excited about science and technology, as well as teach them valuable life skills. Teams use a LEGO MINDSTORMS set to build and program an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing surface. Along with programming robots, teams are evaluated on an elaborate research project and how well they demonstrate FLL Core Values, which include teamwork, collective learning, active participation and gracious professionalism. Teams meet at regional qualifying tournaments to be graded on the three elements, with top teams advancing to state competition.

GSSI FLL Qualifying Tournament Schedule:

Nov. 22 at Carriel Jr. High in O’Fallon
GSSI teams from:  Belleville, O’Fallon and Roxana

Dec. 6 at Carriel Jr. High in O’Fallon
GSSI teams from: Albers and Washington Park

Dec. 6 at Cassens Elementary School in Edwardsville
GSSI teams from: Belleville, East St. Louis, Glen Carbon and Staunton

Dec. 6 at Urbana
GSSI's team from Charleston