Our foundation is focused on increasing the ethnic diversity at the state and national level "LEGO League" competitions. We are coordinating multiple FIRST LEGO League (FLL), FLL Junior, and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics teams for primary, middle, and post-secondary school aged students within the Twin Cities 494/694 beltway. There are also many other volunteers involved to help these students succeed and grow beyond curiosity to sustained engagement through high school.
No experience necessary! Prior experience coaching/teaching/building FIRST (FLL, FLL Jr. & FTC) robots a plus!
We are looking for a few energetic (or experienced) persons willing to provide the necessary focus & experience coaching students to achieve higher level of success as a team as well as provide a positive experience so they will choose to continue in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics (STEM/STEAM) related activities.
The majority of teams are planning to meet Saturday's 10am - 2pm (or based on trainer/student schedules). FLL teams typically run September to December. Each team will have the necessary basic equipment (EV3, laptop, competition board & map) as well as some locations will have a computer lab. Food, refreshments, etc. will be provided based on need.
As funding permits, college students will receive a scholarship or transportation stipend.
Team locations - Predominately in North Minneapolis, South Minneapolis, Midway, East St. Paul, Southeast St. Paul, TBD (Rondo or Phillips Neighborhood).