FIRST LEGO League Explore Expo

Registration Deadline, Explore FIRST® LEGO® League Expo: March 17, 2023

Scholarship Deadline, Explore FIRST® LEGO® League: February 28, 2023

Randolph Build Challenge Registration: TBA, check here in February


 

General Information

FIRST® LEGO® League Explore gives early elementary school students (ages 6-10) the chance to practice and showcase their engineering skills while they explore science and technology concepts. This year, as part of the “SUPERPOWERED FIRST LEGO LEAGUE EXPLORE” challenge, each team will design a wind turbine while exploring solutions for affordable, sustainable energy. Teams build a LEGO® model and a Show Me Poster which they present to judges from the Lynchburg community at the Expo on Sunday of SciFest weekend (March 26). The judging is non-competitive and each team is recognized for a particularly strong aspect of their project. Coaches are supported each step of the way with a team meeting guide designed for 6, 9 or 12 meetings. If needed, the process can even be compressed further. Please join us at our FIRST® LEGO® League EXPLORE Expo to share your students’ STEM talents at our fun and non-competitive, community event!

 

Registration is Open!

In order to participate, complete this form. Randolph’s FIRST® LEGO® League Junior Expo is 12:30-4:30PM on Sunday, March 26th, part of the Randolph College Science Festival which features lots of hands-on activities for all ages! Registration for the Expo is open until March 17th, but we encourage teams to start building in January. Randolph scholarships for materials are available until February 28th.

The Expo is free, but teams will need to register with FIRST® to get the challenge materials ($125 plus shipping and handling  per team). In addition, each team will need either a WeDo 2.0 robot kit or a LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential kit ($265 plus shipping and handling). Randolph College will purchase loaner LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential kits for teams who do not have access to one and cannot afford to purchase one. We also have scholarships available to cover the cost of registration with FIRST® for any team that cannot afford this. We do not want cost to be an obstacle for any team that wants to participate. The registration form for the Expo includes the application for the scholarship. Scholarship applications are due February 28th.

 

Alternative Build Challenge

We do not want cost or time to be an obstacle for any team that wants to participate on SciFest Sunday. Similar to our competitions in 2021 and 2022, we are excited to announce an alternative, smaller build challenge provided fully by the Randolph College Science Festival. This challenge is intended to be completed within a shorter build time, and all registrants will receive material kits by us. Please check here in February for more details.

 

Contact

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns by contacting Hailey Gilman (hlgilman@randolphcollege.edu) and PLEASE SHARE this with colleagues who may be interested in joining in the fun. As always, you can also just contact scifest@randolphcollege.edu.