FLL Updates: SENIOR SOLUTIONS(SM) Challenge Released, Robot Game Updates & Project FAQs, Coach Call TONIGHT and More!

–>Challenge Released

Since the SENIOR SOLUTIONS Challenge was released last Tuesday, the firstlegoleague.org website has seen over 57,000 visits! The official SENIOR SOLUTIONS videos on the FLL YouTube channel have been viewed nearly 27,000 times! Make sure your team doesn’t miss a thing and download the Challenge and these helpful videos.

2012 SENIOR SOLUTIONS Challenge: http://firstlegoleague.org/challenge/2012seniorsolutions

Official SENIOR SOLUTIONS playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC9C9C4053C2F2E4A&feature=plcp

 –>Robot Game Updates & Project FAQs – IMPORTANT

It is EXTREMELY important that teams check the Robot Game Updates page and the Project FAQ page frequently. Your team may have questions as they dive into the Challenge and the postings here contain official information that will be in effect at tournaments. Many teams assign a team member to check these pages before each meeting. It’s a great way to delegate responsibility!

Robot Game Updates: http://firstlegoleague.org/challenge/robotgameupdates

Project FAQ: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/projectfaq

 –>Coach Calls – Programming Call TONIGHT!

On Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 7pm ET on the “Basic Programing: Tips, Skills, and Resources” call, get a high level overview of the software and system requirements of the LEGO NXT robot set.
On Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 7pm ET on the “Robot Game” call, join FLL engineer and Robot Game designer, Scott Evans, as he reviews this years’ field and missions.

Each call can hold 1000 participants, so make sure to join on time. There will be a Q&A after the speakers are done, so come prepared with questions.
Call in information and call outlines available here:http://firstlegoleague.org/challenge/teamresources#coach-calls

–>Work as a Team

Remember that coaches and team members should read Challenge documents (the Robot Game and the Project) together.  Work together to make sure everyone understands the Challenge.  Even if some vocabulary is new for you or your team members, learn together!  Don’t forget that you can find a Glossary and other SENIOR SOLUTIONS resources athttp://firstlegoleague.org/challenge/2012seniorsolutions.

 –>FIRST Longitudinal Study

Attention all teams in NY, NJ, VA, FL, MI, MN, TX, CA, OR, WA:  FIRST is seeking teams to participate in the Longitudinal Study!  If you are a veteran team FROM ONE OF THE LISTED STATES, planning to participate in the 2013 season, and expecting NEW students to join your team, please consider this research opportunity!  An email from FIRST – FLL Teams will be sent out Wednesday afternoon and provide details on the study requirements.  Please review this information and consider being part of this important effort.  Thank you!


With High 5’s and Admiration,
FLL Team Support

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