Learn About/ Register for FIRST LEGO League Jr.

 

FIRST LEGO League Jr. is heating up in the Gorge with an information session on Feb 15 and team financial support open now at this link. Parents and teachers of young students interested in robotics are invited to an information session for FIRST LEGO League Jr. on February 15. Students in grades K – 4 participate in this hands-on program designed to capture young children’s inherent curiosity and creativity and direct it toward discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them. FIRST LEGO League Jr. team members usually spend approximately one month exploring, investigating, designing and building a model made with LEGO bricks and elements. In conjunction, teams create a “Show Me” poster that depicts the teams’ experience during this process, through drawings and words. Continue reading

Fourteen Gorge Teams Advance to State Robotics Tournament, Some Teams Impacted by Weather

Almost 400 students aged 9 to 14 from schools all around the Gorge showed off their robotic talents over the last two weekends in the Gorge. Sixty-five student teams worked over the past several months as part of the international robotics competition known as FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) to compete in one of the Columbia Gorge Qualifying Tournaments held Dec. 3 and 4 at The Dalles Middle School or Dec. 10 and 11 at Wy’east Middle School. Continue reading

Come Watch the Fun! Gorge Robotics Tournaments on Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11

Families and robot lovers of all ages are invited to watch the fun at the Columbia Gorge FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Tournaments in December. These free events will be held from 9:00 a.m. to around 3:00 p.m. on December 3 and 4 at The Dalles Middle School (1100 E 12th St.) and December 10 and 11 at Wy’east Middle School (3000 Wy’east Road near Odell). These tournaments are local qualifiers for the international FLL robotics competition for kids ages 9 to 14. Winners will travel to the state tournaments in Hillsboro on January 14 and 15, 2017. Continue reading

Volunteers Needed for FLL Tournaments

In crazy, breaking news, there will be four FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Tournaments in the Gorge for the first time ever. The Gorge Tech Alliance has been hosting these events since 2010 to support youth robotics and STEM education in the region. We have had enough teams over the last few years to require three events, but student participation has risen and this year we need FOUR! That means we need even more volunteers.

Our annual FLL robotics tournaments are fun and inspiring events for hundreds of 9 to 14 year olds from around the Gorge who have been working hard on their robots since September. No experience, engineering background or robotics awards needed: we have roles for people of all backgrounds and training is provided.

Volunteer Options:

  • Saturday, Dec 3, 9am to 3pm at The Dalles Middle School
  • Sunday, Dec 4, 9am to 3pm at The Dalles Middle School
  • Saturday, Dec 10, 9am to 3pm at Wy’east Middle School
  • Sunday, Dec 11, 9am to 3pm at Wy’east Middle School

Volunteer for one or more days. Enjoy the fun, let the students inspire you and eat well! Please let Jessica know if you can help!