|Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC) hosting Quad Cities FIRST® LEGO® League Regional Qualifier Tournaments December 14th and 15th at the Putnam Museum|
|News Releases - Science & Technology|
|Written by Christine Cournoyer|
|Friday, 13 December 2013 11:17|
Local Children Aged 9 to 14 Apply Research and Robotics To Explore Natural Disasters with FIRST ® LEGO® League “NATURE’S FURY℠” Challenge
The non-profit Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC) is proud to be the organizer for the 5th annual Quad Cities Tournament held at the Putnam Museum. Since 2009 when the first QC Tournament was held with 13 teams, the program has continued to grow. In 2013, as outlined below, there will be FLL/ Junior FLL Events held on 3 dates with a total of 109 teams, 700+ students supported by 130+ volunteers.
This is a fast-paced, high energy event that will be enjoyed by all ages and expose everyone to the exciting world of robots, engineering, computer program, creative problem solving and most importantly, TEAMWORK!
The events are free and open to the public. Further information is available at www.qcesc.org including pictures from past events.
The Schedule of Events for both days: (December 14th and 15th):
Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, N.H., FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. With support from over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than $16 million in college scholarships, the not-for-profit organization hosts the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) for Grades K-3. Gracious Professionalism® is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. To learn more about FIRST, go to www.usfirst.org.
The LEGO Group is a privately-held firm based in Billund, Denmark. The LEGO Group is committed to the development of children's creative and imaginative abilities through high-quality, creatively educational play materials, and its employees are guided by the motto adopted in the 1930s by founder Ole Kirk Christiansen: "Only the best is good enough." For more information, visit FIRST®, the FIRST® logo, FIRST® Robotics Competition, FRC®, FIRST® Tech Challenge, FTC®, and Gracious Professionalism® are registered trademarks of the United States Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST®). LEGO® and MINDSTORMS® are registered trademarks of the LEGO Group. FIRST® LEGO® League, FLL®, Junior FIRST® LEGO® League, Jr.FLL®, NATURE’S FURY®, and DISASTER BLASTER® are jointly held trademarks of FIRST and the LEGO Group. ©2013 FIRST ) for Grades 7-12; FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®
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