Each year, student teams from Lambton and Kent Counties, as well as other communities from across Ontario, Canada, and the world, gather to challenge themselves and each other in the solving of an international challenge. FIRST LEGO League introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FIRST LEGO League teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.
This year’s challenge "Into Orbit", celebrates the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest scientific accomplishments: human exploration on the moon. Throughout the 2018 Into Orbit Challenge, FIRST LEGO League teams will explore the demanding and inspiring expanse we call space! Teams will build, test, and program a robot to solve a set of Into Orbit missions as well as research, develop, and share their innovative ideas and solutions on a project identifying a physical or social problem faced by humans during long duration space exploration. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under FIRST LEGO League's signature set of Core Values.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), founded in 1998, is the world’s leading child-serving nonprofit advancing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). FIRST programs inspire innovation and leadership through engaging, hands-on robotics challenges developed to ignite curiosity and passion in students.
The tournament is held the 2nd Saturday in December (December 8th, 2018) and runs from around 10am to 4:30PM.
All interest in becoming a judge, referee, or volunteer for the Sarnia Region, please contact Mr. Jeff Laucke.