Pelham Robotics Club

The Library FLL team is sponsored by a NASA Summer of Innovation Grant for second year!

Thank you to our team for a fantastic year! Special thanks to Steve Hayes and Sue Krzeminski for all your help coaching the team!

The library will be applying for a grant in 2014 to continue this amazing program. Wish us luck!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is First Lego League (FLL)?

FLL or First Lego League is a robotics program for 9 to 16 year olds, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology. Our team will build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game.  They will also choose and solve a real-­world problem in the Research Project.  Throughout their experience, teams will operate under FLL’s signature set of Core Values which include teamwork, gracious professionalism, and friendly competiveness. This year’s theme is Nature’s Fury. We will discover what can be done when intense natural events meet the places people live, work, and play.

Please note there is not a lot of “Lego” building after the initial assembly of the obstacles and the robot, it is more of a robotics club.

Who is sponsoring the Library team?

The Library is sponsoring another team in 2013– funded by a wonderful NASA summer of innovation grant.

Who are the coaches?

Steve Hayes returns for a second year as our coach! Steve also coaches Pelham Softball.
Sue Krzeminski will be joining us as the Research Coach. Sue is active with the youth at Pelham St. Patrick’s congregation and also volunteers at the Pelham Food Pantry. 
Corinne Chronopoulos is the Library Director and will be overseeing the program and be the occasional team-building Coach!

Is there a fee to join?

There is no fee to join but a  $10.00 donation is requested to cover costs for Team T-shirts.

What are the Library Team Goals?

  • Learn to work together as a team to accomplish the FLL missions and research requirements.
  • Build self confidence through accomplishments of the missions.
  • Actively identify experts in the area of robotics, mechanical engineering, and programming to meet with our team in order to learn about opportunities in those fields.
  • Use NASA Summer of Innovation learning tools to achieve learning goals.
  • Build leadership skills.
  • Utilize the First Lego League competition challenge and missions.
  • Hold and compete in a local FLLtournament.

What are Team expectations?

  • The club is not just about Legos, it is about Robotics
  • All kids participate and attend weekly meetings on a regular basis.
  • Parents are encouraged to volunteer and help out.
  • Team members respect the Library, coaches, parents, competitors, and especially each other.
  • We will have fun and learn new and exciting skills!

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