FLL Edmonton Tournament 2020

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Edmonton FLL and FLL Jr. Tournament Information

What if you could build a better world? Where would you begin?

More than ever, we must come together to innovate and solve problems. In FIRST, you are part of a thriving community brimming with inspiration, creativity, and hope for a stronger, more sustainable future—one that’s built better together. You have the power to help the cities, towns, and places you call home reach new heights. With the support of the FIRST community, this is your opportunity to lead our future forward—and up.

Registration open now!

The Details

  • Date: February 1, 2020
  • Advanced registration for Northern Alberta teams:  Nov 1 – 15, 2019
  • Registration for all of Alberta:  Nov 15 – Dec 19, 2019
  • Cost: $150 (FLL),   $50 (Jr.FLL)
  • contact:  Vin.Stocking(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)epsb.ca (FLL)
  • contact:  paul(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)frcwest.com (FLL Jr.)

FIRST Tech Challenge Kickoff

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Hello FIRST Community! Please join us as we Kickoff the 2019-20 FIRST Tech Challenge season SKYSTONE!

Date: Saturday, September 7th, 2019
Locations: TELUS World of Science, Edmonton
SAIT, Aldred Centre, Calgary
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm

Special thank you to our sponsors, Dow Canada, TELUS World of Science and SAIT for making this event possible.

FTC Teams, there will be demo fields with this years challenge. Feel free to bring your robot from last year to drive around. If you would like to invite your sponsors, please email Katherine(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)frcwest.com

FLL Edmonton Wrap-up

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I would like to begin by thanking the 500 students in over 50 teams, their teachers, parents and guardians along with over 300 hundred volunteers who attended and helped host our AMAZING First Lego League tournament, INTO ORBIT.  To see students from ages 9-14 tackle real-world problems and challenges such as space, and then work together to develop a solution made it such a wonderful event.  Of course, we can’t talk Lego robotics without mentioning the countless hours that teams put in designing, building, and programming complex robots that were able to complete a series of table-top challenges. 

As both a parent and teacher, I was left breathless when I saw the sheer passion that our young people applied toward what they have learned in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, and as a result made it something unique to them, their understanding and their resiliency.  I was able to witness first hand, students working in challenges that they had never seen before and create a strategy that allowed them to achieve great success.  Additionally, those students were able to further their presentation skills when sharing their designing, building and coding strategies with our local volunteers who brought their own gifts and talents to share.  I would like to thank our volunteer guest judges, who brought their expertise from engineering, information technology, programming and coding, education, metrology, accounting, and so much more.  

Finally, a HUGE thank you to our organizational committee whose endless support and dedication was something out of this world. You are a great group of people and I am blessed to be on this committee with you.  Without everyone’s support this event would not have been possible.

John Korassa
Edmonton Director for FIRST LEGO League

Check out the following link for pictures of the event and the awards ceremony:
imagesalberta.smugmug.com/Other/2019-First-Lego-League

Edmonton FLL Tournament

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Edmonton FLL and FLL Jr.
Tournament Information

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to live on a spacecraft, the international space station, or the surface of the Moon or another planet? What if you were there for a year or more? Remember, outer space is a very unforgiving place: much of space is almost a complete vacuum, meaning there is no air, and none of the moons or other planets in our solar system have an atmosphere that is suitable for humans to breathe. 

In this season’s INTO ORBIT Robot Game, we’ll explore these questions and many more, and we’ll get to learn about the amazing engineering used to go – into orbit!!

This year’s Edmonton event will take place January 26, 2019.  Spaces are limited so sign up soon!

The Details

    • Date: January 26, 2019

FIRST® Tech Challenge Championship Results 2018

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Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailThe third level of FIRST® programs is called the FIRST Tech Challenge(FTC). It is a program for students from grades 7 to 12. It teaches students team work, design, building, and programming in one intense collaboration package.  250+ students gathered for this exciting FTC event at Telus World of Science in Edmonton.

Teams Cyber Eagles from Strathcona Christian Academy, Sherwood Park, Helios from  École Maurice-Lavallée, Edmonton and OLS from Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy, Canmore were the top contenders for that weekend!  Congratulations to this alliance!

 

 

Cyber Eagles were also honored with the FTC Alberta Winning Alliance Captain Award and was the Helios was the Inspire Award winner of the weekend! Special note to the following award winners as well:

  • Judges Award Winner, team Jasmine of Calgary
  • Think Award Winner, team Wilson Robotics of Lethbridge
  • Connect Award Winner, team Legal Circuit Breakers of Legal
  • Rockwell Collins Innovate Award Winner, team Xplorobotics of Calgary
  • Design Award Winner, team Swat Bots of Airdrie
  • Motivate Award Winner, team TWOSE of Edmonton
  • Control Award Winner, team Helios of Edmonton
  • Deans List Award Winners to Etianne Connick Lecours of team 5009 Helios and Catherine Gelmini of team 10544 Cyber Eagles

Images credit to Micheal Frost & Fred Rushworth (skinny_skier(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)yahoo.ca)

Click here for a full listing of participants, their competition rankings, and complete listing of awards. 

You can also check out Global News coverage of the event by clicking here.

Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy this spectacular event, and special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers, whom without your generous contributions, events like this would not be possible!

Team Jasmine on Breakfast Television Calgary

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FTC Team Jasmine

Be sure to tune in tomorrow morning to Breakfast Television Calgary to see one of Alberta’s most admirable robotics teams!  Seven team members from FIRST® Tech Challenge Team Jasmine all of whom were refugees from Syria and Lebanon will be LIVE at 8:30AM EST.

The Judges Award was given to this group of ambitious Calgary teens at the most recent FTC Championship in Edmonton, Alberta, and the team placed 12th out of 33 overall!

Congratulations to Team Jasmine! 

Also check out the Calgary Herald’s coverage and CBC Radio’s interview of these inspiring students!

Update: If you missed this mornings show, you can still catch it by clicking here!

EDMONTON EXPO at NAIT

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Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailFIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. brought their A-game to NAIT, Edmonton, Alberta this past Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Image credit to Fred Rushworth at skinny_skier(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)yahoo.ca

2018 FIRST LEGO League Champions –  JunioTech Nanosharks

Junior teams had a blast in this non-competitive learning based  AQUA ADVENTURESM Challenge.  They showed off a variety of water journey’s to their chosen water use such as skating rinks, swimming pools and  plumbing. Team Models were built, programmed and ready to be presented to a Reviewer with their Show-me Board!

Image credit to Fred Rushworth at skinny_skier(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)yahoo.ca

FIRST® LEGO® League teams were heard chanting through the halls of NAIT on route to their scheduled HYDRODYNAMICSSM themed competition.  Their robots needed to complete a series of water related missions to score points. First Place was awarded to JunioTech Nanosharks from Calgary, Alberta and Second Place was awarded to Panthéres from École  Joseph-Moreau of Edmonton, Alberta.

Global News and CBC Radio-Canada were on location to catch the action. Check out their links below:

Alberta students display their engineering ability with Lego

Robots Concus Par Jeunes

Congratulations to all teams who participated and special thanks to our sponsors NAIT, DOW and the Government of Alberta for their contributions in making this event a success!