Posts by rutzman2

Summer Camps 2016 are Finally Here!

To register for summer camps, CLICK HERE.   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 […]

Summer Robotics Oportunity – Learning Options Robotics Club

  Are you interested in a summer robotics program?  Look no further!  MIT’s Zero Robotics Program is coming to Learning Options, Inc. in Fairmont, WV summer 2016! This goal-focused team competition engages students in problem-solving and critical thinking, using computer programming, robotics, and space engineering to apply and expand STEM knowledge. Zero robotics team members […]

FIRST LEGO League Tournament Results

Week 1 of our FLL Tournaments has concluded!  We still have 6 more qualifying events and the state championship coming up.  To view robot game results, lists of team awards, and advancing teams from any event; please visit the following link, then select West Virginia and the event you would like to view.

FIRST LEGO League Trask Trek Challenge Release

Today, the 2015 FIRST LEGO League Trash Trek challenge and robot game will be released. 30,000 teams in over 80 countries will have from now until competition time to engineer and program autonomous robots, complete a research project, and hone their teamwork skills.  This year’s challenge is all about trash!  Each element of the robot game […]

FREE Jr.FLL Coach Trainings

FREE Jr. FLL COACH TRAININGS: Jr. FLL is an exciting opportunity for students below the age of 9 to experience the FLL tournament series as active participants.   Jr. FLL isn’t a competition, it is an “Expo” where young learners research a problem, develop a solution, and model it using LEGOs.  We will have an Expo at every Qualifier and at […]

Junior FIRST LEGO League Waste Wise Season

The 2015-2016 Junior FIRST LEGO League season kicked off earlier this month when team registration officially opened and the Waste Wise challenge was released.  Junior FIRST LEGO League experienced rapid and unprecedented growth last year in the state of West Virginia and we are looking forward to similar growth this year. Teams of students ages […]

Zero Robotics Middle School Final – Happening Now!

Six middle school teams from across the state competed in the WV Zero Robotics Middle School Competition earlier this summer.  These teams have worked tirelessly to virtually program SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites).  Today, our state champion team will have their efforts culminate in a national competition hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of […]

Kickoffs, Scrimmages, and Qualifiers…oh my!!

FIRST LEGO League Teams: The global challenge release is just 2 weeks away!!  The 2015 Trash Trek season will be a record-breaking year for FIRST LEGO League in WV.  More events will be offered than in the past several years combined; we have more partners, sponsors, and host sites than ever before; and we are […]

Successful series of FLL summer programs!

Our FIRST LEGO League summer camps have successfully concluded.  We have been incredibly busy facilitating 10 different camps in 9 different venues in every corner of the state: 3 Day camps, 1 residential camp, and 6 Boot Camps! We had over 100 students attend our day camps, 20 attendees at our residential camp, and 30 new […]


West Virginia Robotics Enthusiasts, read below for more information on Moonbots: An exciting FREE competition for 8-17 year olds from Google Lunar XPRIZE:   What is Moonbots? The 2015 MOONBOTS Challenge is a FREE international on-line competition that challenges youth from 8 to 17 years old to form a team (2-4 members) to design, create […]

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