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FIRST LEGO League Boot Camps!

To help facilitate the growth of new FLL teams in underrepresented areas of West Virginia, the Educator Resource Center (ERC) at NASA IV&V will be hosting 6 FLL Boot Camps throughout the state of West Virginia during the summer of 2015.  With each Boot Camp hosting 5 new teams, this program expects to increase our […]

Robotic Spring Fling!

On May 2, 2015; the WVU Extension office in Boone County, WV will be hosting LEGO robotics competitions at Madison Middle School. The competition will contain four events for you to choose from: jousting, sumo, line follow racing, and bowling. Teams may choose to participate in one or more events at the competition. Prior to […]

Summer Camps!

NASA’s IV&V Robotics Alliance Project in conjunction with the West Virginia FIRST LEGO League Program at Fairmont State University has an exciting opportunity for your student to attend one of four robotics camps that will be held across our beautiful state.  Each camp has been created with a NASA-centric curriculum that will ensure your student […]

WV FLL Team Needs Your Help!

The team representing West Virginia at the Lego Land FLL Open, the Technomancers, needs your help between now and the end of April in sharing their geography game with as many people as possible. Their game is titled Geo Jump and it was developed as their innovative solution for their FIRST LEGO League research project and education […]

A Very Successful year for VEX in West Virginia!!

A Very Successful year for VEX in West Virginia!!

This past weekend, we hosted the VEX Robotics Competition state championship tournament at Fairmont State University.  Middle school and high school students from across the state traveled to Fairmont to compete in the Skyrise game.  Teams were tasked with designing and programming a robot to work on an alliance.  VEX has been wildly successful this […]

Upcoming LEGO Robotics Competitions

Upcoming LEGO Robotics Competitions

Do you… …have an interest in LEGO Robotics and need a challenge? …need a team activity for FLL now that World Class is over? …want to have a blast building and programming a robot to conquer them all? Enter the challenges at the WV Robo-XPO!   On February 28 and March 21, at Fairmont Senior […]

FIRST LEGO League Promotional Video

This video gives an excellent glimpse of what FIRST LEGO League is here in West Virginia! Thank You to Kristen Basham and Tyler Mertins from the WVU College of Media for putting this together for us.   If the linked content does not appear, please copy and paste the following link into your browser: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC_c9hJz7-k&feature=youtu.be.

Technomancers World Class Robot Game

Technomancers World Class Robot Game

FLL teams- have you been struggling with some of the missions on the the World Class table this season?  If so, then check out this video from one of our West Virginia teams!  Team #3050, The Technomancers would like to share some of their strategies and help get other teams motivated to do well this year. […]

LEGO Ladies Grant Application NOW AVAILABLE!

LEGO Ladies Grant Application NOW AVAILABLE!

 Do you have a group of all girls interested in FIRST LEGO League? Do you have trouble acquiring funding? If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you! Over the last couple of decades the gender gap in STEM interest has remained disappointingly steady.  Recently, however, female disinterest in STEM careers has begun to increase […]

FIRST LEGO League World Class Challenge Release

FIRST LEGO League World Class Challenge Release

Earlier today, the FLL World Class challenge was released!  FIRST LEGO League teams now have access to everything they need to prepare for the fun and excitement of the 2014 season.  The focus of this year’s challenge is learning.  FLL teams from all over the world will examine how they learn, what they learn, and […]

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