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2021-22 FLL Teaser

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FIRST Innovation Challenge Expert Education Series

As part of the FIRST® Innovation Challenge presented by Qualcomm, FIRST is hosting an expert educational series featuring conversations with innovators and essential tips teams can apply to succeed in the challenge. Topics may include: pitch advice business model education … Continue reading

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Resources for remote participation

From FIRST HQ We know participation in FIRST® this season looks different for many of our teams as they transition to remote or hybrid learning and adapt to the challenges those changes bring. To help you deliver an engaging STEM … Continue reading

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TN Valley Robotics Offering CLASS PACK Grant

Due to Covid-19, TN Valley Robotics (TNVR) is offering to support classroom STEM robotics by offering grants for CLASS PACKS. If you are not familiar with Class PACKS you can read more about them HERE. This is available to schools … Continue reading

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FIRST LEGO League Season 2020 Brief Season Overview

Remote Events: New for 2020-2021 seasonThe remote events manual and platform will be provided as part two of FIRST LEGO League Season Guidance for COVID-19 Interruptions, available in December 2020. It will provide information on participating in remote events along … Continue reading

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EV3 to be Retired

From FIRST HQ Today LEGO® Education is sharing an important portfolio update with all of you regarding the retirement of LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3. Since EV3 was launched back in 2013 it has impacted many thousands of young robotics enthusiasts … Continue reading

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How to Watch Twitch (And the FIRST Chanel) on Roku

FIRST does a lot of broadcasts on TWITCH, but last year twitch was dropped by Roku. Since this was my (editor’s) preferred way to watch these broadcasts, I searched for a new way to watch them (for the upcoming FIRST … Continue reading

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FIRST @ Home

FIRST @ Home is a website full of activities and resources about programming, CAD, Artificial Intelligence, STEM and more! It have activities for all grade levels (K-12). Check it out HERE.

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LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robot Inventor

LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor is allowed in FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge, as any official LEGO element is allowed. Please see the below FAQ for more information: Is MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor allowed in FIRST LEGO League? Yes, as any official LEGO … Continue reading

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TVA Grant Opened

The TVA Grant is now opened and is accepting applications for the 2020-21 FIRST Season Team Eligibility: All FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotic teams in the TVA Service Area are eligible for funding, which will cover … Continue reading

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