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    Written by Pat Barnes   
    Friday, 06 September 2013 13:53

    Hosted by the Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC)

    Quad City area FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams from Iowa & Illinois including students, coaches and mentors are invited to attend the first ever QC FLL Kickoff free of charge on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 8:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. at the Putnam Museum in Davenport. The FIRST Lego League theme this year is “Nature’s Fury” and the kickoff will be a fun way to meet other teams, learn and share FLL information including opportunities to talk with natural disaster experts, FLL judges and referees. In addition, several returning teams from last year who won awards at local Regionals, State Championships and the FIRST World Championship plan to attend.

    To help ensure we have adequate space and materials, please take a few minutes to pre-register your teams by Noon on Friday, September 6 (can combine multiple teams into one form) online at: http://www.qcesc.org/

    The event flyer can be found at:  http://www.qcesc.org/FLL/QC%20FLL%20Kickoff.htm

    High Level Schedule:

    8:00 AM

    Check-in desk opens (if attending formal program, suggest arriving by 8:20 AM)

    8:30 AM

    Formal presentation in theater including keynote by natural disaster expert

    9:30 AM

    Teams are free to choose from the following: robot game field, natural disaster themed games & hands-on activities, natural disaster experts, FIRST Robotics Competition Robot demo, coaches information meeting & mentors information meeting

    10:00 AM

    30 minute breakout sessions on: core values, project, and robot design. The offerings from 9:30 AM will also continue to be available during this period.

    11:30 AM

    Conclusion of event

    Displays Are Scheduled to be Available From:



    Davenport Fire Department, Haz Mat and EMS


    Davenport Police Department


    Davenport Public Works


    John Deere Inspire


    National Weather Service


    Quad City Engineering & Science Council


    Southeast Iowa STEM




    Project Lead the Way


    QC Elite Team #648 FIRST Robotics Competition Team


    Red Cross


    Scott County Emergency Management Agency


    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


    WQAD Meteorologist


    While we encourage teams to attend the entire session, you can attend whatever portion you are available. The Formal presentation is highly recommended for all teams.

    If you have further questions, send your question to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    2013 QC FLL Kickoff Planning Team:

    • Theresa Barber, Pleasant Valley Schools Robotics Coordinator & Riverdale Heights FLL Coach
    • Pat Barnes, John Deere Inspire Program Director, Quad City FLL Tournament Director, QCESC
    • Susan Eckert, World Changers FLL Coach
    • Kim Gasaway, Davenport Schools & QCESC
    • Nichole Myles, VP of Education, Putnam
    Special thanks for Booz Allen Hamilton for their Gracious Professionalism with sharing key information from the FLL Kickoff they have sponsored on the East Coast!
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