Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois FIRST Robotics League (FLL) teams will compete on November 24 and December 5.
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. Along with programming robots, teams are also evaluated on an elaborate research project, as well as how well they demonstrate FLL Core Values, which include teamwork, collective learning, active participation and gracious professionalism. After practicing and preparing for months, teams meet at regional qualifying tournaments to be graded on the three elements, with the top teams advancing to state competition.
GSSI FLL Regional Qualifying Tournament Schedule:
November 21 - Carriel Jr. High, O'Fallon
Fire Breathing Hexicorns and Coach Julie Herr, Belleville
GIR! and Coach Jason Dothager, Staunton
Lightning Storm and Coach Sarah Klosterman, Belleville
Robots of the Round Table and Coach Celeste Borders, Anna
December 5 - Cassens Elementary School, Glen Carbon
Super Weird Awesome Tinkerbots and Coach Krysti Connelly, Troy
December 5 - Carriel Jr. High, O'Fallon
Undercover Upcyclers and Coach Jill Thomas, Albers
Purple Robot Penguins and Coach Larry Buchanan, O'Fallon
Knights of the Round LEGO and Coach Winnie Kenney, O'Fallon
Flower STEMs and Coach Megan Terrell, O'Fallon
Coding Catricorns and Coach Scott Gilbert, Carbondale
FLL State Championships -January 23, 2016
University of Illinois Activity and Rec Center: 201 Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL.