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1 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY Igniting young minds. Teaching life skills. Nurturing passions for science and technology. Practicing “Gracious Professionalism ®.” F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY (501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization) ®

2 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY  It’s a competitive sport.  It’s a life experience.  It’s opportunity.  It’s community.  It’s amazing.

3 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY FIRST learning … … never stops building upon itself, starting at age 6 and continuing through middle and high-school levels up to age 18. Young people can join at any level. Participants master skills and concepts to aid in learning science and technology through innovative projects and robotics competitions, while gaining valuable career and life skills.

4 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY ✔ Introduction to science and technology ✔ Design and build challenge-related model using LEGO ® components ✔ Create a Show-Me poster and practice presentation skills ✔ Explore challenges facing today’s scientists ✔ Discover real-world math and science ✔ Engage in team activities guided by Jr.FLL Core Values

5 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY 2,600 teams (projected) 15,600 children, ages 6 to 9 (Grades K-3) 80+ local Expos, 1 World Festival Expo U.S., Canada, Belgium, Israel, Netherlands, and U.K. Junior FIRST ® LEGO ® League (Jr.FLL ® ): 2011 Season Team Growth 2011 Projected 2010

6 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY ✔ Create innovative solutions to challenges facing today’s scientists ✔ Strategize, design, build, program and test an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS ® technology ✔ Apply real-world math and science concepts ✔ Develop career and life skills ✔ Become involved in their local and global community

7 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY FIRST ® LEGO ® League (FLL ® ): 2011 Season 19,800 teams 198,000 children, ages 9 to 16; 9 to 14 in the U.S., Canada and Mexico (Grades 4-8) 50+ countries 560 Qualifying Tournaments; 117 Championship Tournaments; 3 Open Championships; 1 World Festival Team Growth

8 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY ✔ Head-to-head competition using sports model ✔ Teams design, build, program robots based on sound engineering principles ✔ TETRIX ® platform is reusable from year-to-year ✔ Develop strategic problem-solving, organization, and team-building skills ✔ Awards for competition, community outreach, design ✔ Qualify for >$7 million in scholarships

9 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY 2,100 teams (projected) 21,000 high-school-age students 100+ Qualifying and Championship Tournaments; 1 World Championship U.S., Canada, China, India, Mexico and the Netherlands Pilot programs in Romania, Singapore, and New Zealand FIRST ® Tech Challenge (FTC ® ): 2011 Season 2011 Projected Team Growth 2010

10 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY ✔ Varsity Sport for the Mind™ ✔ Strict rules, limited resources, time limits ✔ Students mentored by professional engineers ✔ Teams learn, use sophisticated hardware and software ✔ Build and compete with robots of their own design ✔ Qualify for nearly $14 million in scholarships

11 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY FIRST ® Robotics Competition (FRC ® ): 2012 Season 2,340+ teams 58,000+ high-school-age students Average 25 students per team 52 Regionals; 1 State Championship; 1 Region Championship; 14 District Competitions 340 teams advance to FIRST Championship Team Growth

12 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY Founded in 1989 by inventor Dean Kamen Devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). 293,000+ Students 100,000+ Mentors/Volunteers/Adult Supporters More than 50 countries 2011/12

13 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY Who is it for? For Students (ages 6-18): the hardest fun you’ll ever have. For Mentors, Coaches, Volunteers: the most rewarding adventure you’ll ever undertake. For Sponsors: the most enlightened investment you could ever make.

14 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY On the web Call WWW. USFIRST.ORG More information


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