Explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
FIRST® LEGO® League teams of 2 to 10 members, guided by two or more adult coaches, research a real-world problem such as water use, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop an innovative solution. They also design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.
FIRST LEGO League is the most accessible, guided, global robotics competition, helping team members and coaches to build a better future together. The program is built around theme-based Challenges to engage children ages 9 to 14 in research, problem solving, coding, and engineering. The foundation of the program is the FIRST Core Values, which emphasize teamwork, discovery, and innovation. Children emerge more confident, excited, and equipped with the skills they need in a changing workforce.
2019 Season Information
The 2019 FIRST LEGO League season world-wide challenge will be released August 1. KYST Foundation is in planning a CITY SHAPER season kickoff event on September 7 in Wichita. The season Championship Tournament is December 14.
What is the theme for this season’s challenge?
Learning from the past. From the ancient world to the present-day, our world has seen thousands of cities grow, thrive, and change over time. As the population of FIRST City booms, we need to build around our people and our environment – and we want to learn from the cities that have come before us to make sure our future community is the best it can be.
Let’s explore city life over time, and create new, innovative solutions to improve it for the future. Let’s step out of our modern world and explore the evolution of cities past. Let’s see what we can learn from them.
How did these cities become the greatest of their times? What made them special? What mistakes did they make, in terms of their architecture? What did they NOT consider when they were building that they should have? How could they have been made better, knowing what we know now?