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2019 Global Innovation Award Recap

2019 Global Innovation Award RecapFor 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

Team Spotlight: FTC 7172 Grows Local Talent

Team Spotlight: FTC 7172 Grows Local Talentfrom the start has been a strong force for creating community, and you only need to look to the Texas teams to see that. Team FTC #7172 Technical Difficulties, led by coach Patrick Michaud in Plano, works hard to do just that and inspire others to do the same, mostly by organizing events for teams … Continue reading Team Spotlight: FTC 7172 Grows Local Talent

Team Spotlight: “Fear the Bow” with the Bronc Botz

Looking for a way to show off your support for girls in robotics? The Bronc Botz may have your answer. They stole the show at the Alamo Region FTC Championships this past spring with their wonderful outreach and fundraising project. They concocted a plan to sell t-shirts with a clever design featuring the phrase “Fear … Continue reading Team Spotlight: “Fear the Bow” with the Bronc Botz

Team Spotlight: Rock Star Recruiting with Dia De Los Robots

Team Spotlight: Rock Star Recruiting with Dia De Los Robots“It’s not just robotics; it’s for everyone.” This is the mantra that team Dia De Los Robots lives by when considering how to run their robotics program. Each team member gets experience in multiple areas: building, programming, public relations, and leadership. The students were quick to say how proud they were of learning to do … Continue reading Team Spotlight: Rock Star Recruiting with Dia De Los Robots

Team Spotlight: Creative Fundraising with the Outliers

Team Spotlight: Creative Fundraising with the OutliersOne of the hallmarks of teams is that they never let any obstacles come between the students and their dream. The Outliers, a LEGO League team in Austin, TX, have been hard at work charting their own destiny with the support of Homeaway and their community. The team is made up of young ladies ranging … Continue reading Team Spotlight: Creative Fundraising with the Outliers

Team Spotlight: LASA Robotics

LASA Robotics team 4290 is part of an incredible system of support at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy, where the robotics program has a history of over 20 years. Because of this support base and a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, team 4290 has great opportunities to introduce robotics to the community at … Continue reading Team Spotlight: LASA Robotics

Texas Teams Earn Honors at World Championships

Last week, 48  Robotics teams from across the state of Texas traveled to the annual FIRST® World Championship, held in St. Louis, MO. Of those teams, nine (9) took home awards in the Robotics Competition (FRC),  Tech Challenge (FTC), and  LEGO® League (FLL) tournaments. The  in Texas Foundation supports  Robotics teams and events across Texas, … Continue reading Texas Teams Earn Honors at World Championships

Lego Lions Make Texas Proud

Lego Lions Make Texas ProudTexas teams never fail to impress. The Laurel Mountain Elementary “Lego Lions” team, supported by the Freescale Foundation and in Texas, was honored as one of three global finalists for the FLL “Global Innovation Award,” presented by XPRIZE, at the annual  Championship World Festival, held in St. Louis, MO. The Round Rock-based team, along with … Continue reading Lego Lions Make Texas Proud