Info on the Gummy Guardian's project coming soon.
FIRST--For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (http://www.usfirst.org)--is an organization founded by Segway inventor Dean Kamen. The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting, mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life-skills including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
FIRST Lego League (FLL) begins around the start of each school year when a robot challenge and a research project subject are released to all participating teams. The teams then have about three months to build a functioning robot from a Lego NXT kit and then program it to function autonomously to perform specified missions. At the same time, the team must also complete the research project, design an innovative solution to the problem identified by the research, and develop a presentation of their project. Through these experiences, the team members learn real-world skills like planning, strategy development, time management, cooperation, and professionalism to name but a few.
Our team, The Gummy Guardians, is affiliated with Crissman Elementary School.
Because of their hard work and demonstrated skill, they will have the honor of representing the state of Michigan at an invitation-only international tournament, held in Toronto, Canada in June.
The Gummy Guardians are seeking community support to attend the tournament. If you are willing make a gift to support the team, your contribution will be tax deductible and the check should be made to: Crissman PTA, with FIRST Lego League noted in the memo. In addition, you, your company, or your organization will be recognized in our school newsletter, which is distributed to approximately 500 families in the Shelby Township area. All contributors of $500 or more, will be recognized on our team shirts at the international competition.
If you have any questions or would like to know more information about the team, please contact us.
Thank you for considering a gift to support the boys and girls.
Pascal and Amy Roy, Coaches
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