For the first time in many years, a FIRST LEGO League team from the Alamo Area was selected as one of the 20 Semi-Finalists for the Global Innovation Award: meet the Quadships, from San Antonio! This rookie all-girls team is made up of Amity, Eden, Faith, and Zoe, 4th and 5th graders from a San … Continue reading 2019 Global Innovation Award Recap
In Texas we go big in just about everything we do, and that includes STEM education. According to Texas Education Agency, Texas had 1,775 STEM teachers in 2017-2018, and that number is likely rising as we head into the 2019-2020 school year. With so many teachers in the Lone Star State, the need to train our … Continue reading FIRST in Texas is Committed to STEM Teacher Enrichment & Professional Development
Dear Friends of FIRST in Texas, As we head into a New Year and continue another exciting FIRST® season, it’s the perfect time to look back on the progress we made in 2018 and be inspired by what we’ve accomplished together. It’s also the perfect time to look ahead and establish a clear vision for 2019. … Continue reading Vision Letter from the Executive Director
Soft skills–the less obvious social skills such as communication, self-control, leadership, critical thinking, and creativity–have received lots of attention in recent years. As noted in a report by Forbes, employers across every industry are giving soft skills more weight in their recruiting process, and high schools and colleges are looking for ways to strengthen soft skill … Continue reading How FIRST® LEGO® League Develops Crucial Soft Skills in Early Childhood
FIRST LEGO League Event Season is almost here! All Registered FIRST LEGO League teams in the Alamo Region will be able to participate in a Qualifier Tournament. Some teams will be assigned to a particular event date and location (based on geographic location or if their school district is hosting events), while others will be able to select … Continue reading Alamo FIRST LEGO League: Event Sign-Ups
The Alamo Region FIRST LEGO League season has begun! For the most up-to-date information, team coaches, mentors, and parents are encouraged to do the following: Subscribe for Team Newsletters Follow the Alamo FIRST Region Facebook page Create a Schoology account and join the Alamo FIRST LEGO League Teams Course – see this page for instructions (click … Continue reading 2017 Alamo FIRST LEGO League Updates
Congratulations to all of our participating teams at the 2015-16 FLL Invitational! Central TX teams came and showed our volunteers just how much they accomplished this season! We want to take a quick moment to thank Silicon Labs, National Instruments, NXP, Applied Materials, Cypress Semiconductor, Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Tokyo Electron, and Texas Disposal Systems for … Continue reading 2015-16 Central TX FLL Invitational Results!
Texas Disposal Systems is excited to have partnered with FIRST on the FLL Trash Trek challenge! We’re so excited, in fact, that we invited local teams to our award winning landfill, recycling center and compost operation in November. The teams also had an opportunity to talk with one of our trash and recycling experts. Texas Disposal Systems is … Continue reading Texas Disposal Systems hosted FLL Teams for a great learning experience!