FLL Robotics Regional Qualifier
- This is a day long event: Doors will open at 7:00AM; Opening Ceremonies begin at 8:45AM;
First judged session and robot game round will begin at 9:15AM
- The tournament will be held in Maclellan Gym and Brock Hall on the UTC Campus; the
robot game is open for viewing by the public; all judged categories are private sessions
limited individual teams and their coaches
- The physical address of Maclellan Gym is 600 Douglas St, Chattanooga, TN 37403
- Participants and observers are asked to park in the Lupton Library parking structure
and Lot 10 between East Fifth Street and Vine Street surrounding the Engineering,
Math & Computer Science Bldg
- Seating for family members and other observers will be limited to the mezzanine level
of Maclellan Gym; a video screen will be used to increase visibility of the robot
- There are 34 FLL Robotics Teams competing representing public, private and independent
school groups in Hamilton, Bradley and Sequatchie Counties
- This tournament is named in honor of Ed Chapin, a long time member of the Chattanooga
Engineers Club and supporter of robotics in schools across Hamilton County
Support Our Mission
FIRST® LEGO® League introduces young people, ages 9 to 14* (grades 4-8), to the fun and excitement of science and technology.
Teams, composed of up to ten children with at least two (2) screened Lead Coaches, can also be associated with a pre-existing
club or organization, homeschooled, or just be a group of friends who wish to do something
FIRST LEGO League (FLL®) coaches do not need any technical experience. In FLL, the children
do the work; like program an autonomous robot (using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot set)
to score points on a thematic playing surface, create innovative solutions to a problem,
all while being guided by the FLL Core Values. These three elements - the Robot Game, Project, and FLL Core Values - make up what
we call our yearly Challenge. Teams also fundraise, create a team identity, and talk to experts in the field.
Teams may attend an official FLL tournament, which is hosted by one of our FIRST LEGO League Partners. FIRST LEGO League Partners run the FLL program in their region or country and are associated
with other like-minded organizations to the FIRST LEGO League mission.
With over 25,000+ teams in approximately 80 countries, FLL is constantly expanding.
If you are interested in helping create a formal FLL presence in your area by becoming
a FIRST LEGO League Partner, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- See more at: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/mission/support#sthash.gqdG9K4A.dpuf
Challenge: Overview and History
In late summer, FIRST LEGO League releases a Challenge, which is based on a real-world
Each Challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the FLL Core Values. Teams of up to ten children, with at least one adult coach (two coaches required in U.S./Canada), participate
in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing
field (Robot Game), developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project),
all guided by the FLL Core Values. Teams may then attend an official tournament, hosted by our FIRST LEGO League Partners.
Past Challenges have been based on topics such as nanotechnology, climate, quality
of life for the handicapped population, and transportation. By designing our Challenges
around such topics, participants are exposed to potential career paths within a chosen
Challenge topic, in addition to solidifying the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) principles that naturally come from participating in the program. Team members
also learn valuable life and employment skills which will benefit them no matter which
career path they choose.
- See more at: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/thechallenge#sthash.F2C90niH.dpuf
2015 TRASH TREK Challenge
We’re not talking trash – we’re cleaning it up! In the 2015 FIRST® LEGO League TRASH TREKSM Challenge, more than 233,000 children ages 9 to 16* from
over 80 countries will explore the fascinating world of trash. From collection, to
sorting, to smart production and reuse, there is more to your trash than meets the
eye. Join FIRST LEGO League teams on a Trash Trek to discover the hidden (or not so hidden) world
- See more at: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/2015trashtrek#sthash.QHrYVx5t.dpuf