Currently in its sixteenth year, FIRST LEGO League anticipates
its largest season ever, with approximately 23,000 teams in more than 80
countries competing in hundreds of Qualifying Tournaments and
Championship Tournaments. About 230,000 children will compete to win
honors and recognition. Teams will also have the opportunity to
participate at the FIRST LEGO League World Festival, to be held
in conjunction with the FIRST Championship, April 23-26, 2014 at
the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
registration for the 2013 NATURE’S FURY season will be open until
all slots are filled in mid-to-late September.
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®) for students in Grades 9-12; FIRST®
Tech Challenge (FTC®) for Grades 7-12; FIRST®
LEGO® League (FLL®) for Grades 4-8; and Junior
FIRST® 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.
To learn more about the “NATURE’S FURY?” Challenge, go to www.FIRSTLEGOLeague.org.
ABOUT THE LEGO GROUP
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 www.LEGO.com.
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 FURYSM, and DISASTER BLASTERSM are
jointly held trademarks of FIRST and the LEGO Group. ©2013 FIRST
and the LEGO Group. All rights reserved.
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