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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 16:51:03 -0400
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As you may know, FIRST has a robotics competition every year and teams begin
to form in the late summer. There are different divisions (based on
age/grade) and teams can come from the same or different schools. Jr. FLL
(FIRST Lego League) is for young elementary  students. FLL is the elementary
and middle school competition. FTC is the middle/high school competition.
FRC is the high school level competition.

Team ROBOWIZ is offering a FLL workshop where "kids teach and inspire kids"
to join the FLL program. Its about 2 hours. The initial 30  min is an
overview of FIRST and FLL and then the remainder is 4 sessions on the 4
components of the FLL: Robot Programming &  missions; Robot Design, Research
& Presentation and lastly Teamwork (similar to Odyssey of Mind's
Spontaneous). We set up 4 stations 
and the kids rotate through them spending time at each station. Participants
get a good overview of what to expect in the FLL program if  they do feel
like joining.

ROBOWIZ FTC Robotics Team#6029  qualified to the 2014 Virginia State
Tournament and represented Virginia at the National (East) Championship in
York, PA earlier this year. Previously ROBOWIZ was also honored to represent
the VA/DC FLL region at the 2012  World Invitational in Legoland, FL and won
the 3rd place overall Champions trophy.  The team had previously won the
2009 VA/DC FLL Division 1 and represented the USA at the 2010 European
Invitational at Istanbul, Turkey. The team was also one of the semi-finalist
(with  over 38,000+ votes) for the 2012 FLL Global Innovation Award with
their C.L.E.A.N. (Combat Lettuce-Ecoli Awesomely & Naturally)  Grocery Bags. 

The FLL workshop is absolutely free - its part of ROBOWIZ FTC team members
community give back, to inspire the next batch of kids to join FLL and learn
robotics and also the scientific method of doing research. This is a
workshop for the kids who are starting off this season in FLL and will be
"for the kids by the kids" ( THIS IS NOT AN ADULT WORKSHOP). We have held
over 15 workshops in the last  7 years.

Event: ROBOWIZ 2014-15 FLL Workshop: FLL Overview
Location: Chantilly Regional Library
Address: 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 20151-2628
Date: Sunday, September 21st.
Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
Registration link :

We will need an RSVP to get an approximate count of the children/parents who
can attend. If you register then please do show up as we  do have a limit on
the number of kids who can be accommodated. The workshop would be for kids
in Grades 4-8. Please note that it is  important to stick to these age
ranges - FLL is for this age group. For younger kids please consider the Jr.
FLL Tournament. The VA  FIRST site for Jr FLL is:

Please use the following link [] to register for
the workshop. Once again this will be for the kids by the kids (THIS IS NOT

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P.S.: Here is the REGISTRATION link again ! []

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