Freescale and FIRST in Texas Partner for Next Year
March 11, 2015
We are so proud to announce the Freescale Foundation‘s continued support for next year’s robotics season. At last weekend’s Central Texas FIRST® Lego League Invitational, Freescale presented FIRST® in Texas with next year’s $130,000 grant, which will support Texas teams follow their STEM dreams through trainings, team grants, and tournament production.
Congratulations as well to the Lego Lions from Laurel Mountain Elementary for winning the Champion’s Award last weekend, the most prestigious award that any team can win. Because of the way this team embodies the FLL program by embracing Core Values and achieves excellence in both the Robot Game and Project Mission, the Freescale Foundation is granting them a $1000 travel stipend for their trip to the World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Central Texas FLL program attracts 1,600 students annually to participate in robotics sports tournaments. This season, 161 teams designed, built, and programmed LEGO-based robots using the MINDSTORMS NXT or EV3 Software to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface, addressing this season’s WORLD CLASS Challenge to “find a better or more innovative way to help someone learn”. The top 60 teams competed at this year’s Invitational Tournament.
We are getting very excited for next year’s season and our renewed support of Texas robotics. Thanks to everyone who has participated so far. Make sure you renew your application this May!