Inspiring teamwork, creativity and problem solving skills are part of the goals of the First Lego League (FFL) Robotic Club at Shorewood Intermediate School.
First Lego League (FLL) is a national program committed to engaging middle school students in science and technology through team competition. In the league, students are taught how to build robots using Lego Mindstorm technology and to solve real world challenges for competitions. The league is one of a series of programs by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) - a nonprofit group that promotes careers in science, technology and engineering to young people through organized robot-building competitions.
In the Fall, over a two-month period, the students used a kit to build an autonomous robot that can carry out programmed tasks in competition. Additionally the teams design a proposal addressing a real-life issue.
In the 2011 competition, out of 37 other teams, the Robo-Hounds earned the Best Teamwork award!