Thursday, August 31, 2017

2017-2018 Team Forming

Our Westford School Robotics team is gearing up for another great year of exploring engineering and programming.  

In order to best serve our students, I'd like to get an idea of how many children are interested in joining the team.  Our First Lego League (FLL) team participates in the state/national competition which is split between three main goals:  the robot challenge (design and program a Lego Mindstorm vehicle), the innovation project (research and invent to solve problems on this year's topic, "Hydro Dynamics"), and building the skills of teamwork/cooperation/gracious professionalism.  

Please fill out this short survey if your child is potentially interested in joining the team.  We anticipate starting to meet by early September. 

Students are only eligible if they are between the ages of 9-13 at the start of the school year.  Although we have a lot of fun, our team requires students to commit and work hard both during and outside of practices.  Last year we met for 5 hours per week, and even more as competition time neared.  Our hard work paid off, and we hope to build on that experience this year.  

If you are interested in being a team mentor, please contact me to learn more.

Thanks for helping us plan for a successful year!