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Foundation Grant Will Introduce Students to Robotics with FIRST Lego League Funding

photo of First Lego League student

It might sound like it’s just snapping together plastic bricks, but FIRST Lego League is really the introduction elementary school students have to robotics. FIRST is an acronym for “For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology.” It was founded in 1989 by Segway inventor Dean Kamen to inspire youth to get involved in science and technology.

FIRST Lego League guides youth through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning and exploration at an early age. From Discover, to Explore, and then to Challenge, students will understand the basics of STEM and apply their skills in an exciting competition while building habits of learning, confidence, and teamwork skills along the way.  Funding will go towards the purchase of robots, parts, and technology.

“The underwriting for FIRST Lego League (FLL) program provided by the Foundation will help to lower the participation fee for families,” says EGRPS FLL coordinator Holly Goulet, “and help to purchase materials for the program.”