Children will being doing a lot more than just playing with LEGOs this weekend at the FIRST LEGO League Championship this Saturday. They will be learning how to cooperate with others, how to present their work in front of a large group of people, and how a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics fields …Continue reading “LEGO League is about more than just toys”
The Flying Monkeys, a group of Girl Scouts and FIRST LEGO League Team from Ames, Iowa, who developed a prosthetic hand device to help a three-year-old toddler without fingers write, received another honor during an event hosted by Iowa State’s College of Engineering Recruitment and Community Outreach and the Girls Scouts of Greater Iowa. On …Continue reading “College of Engineering awards scholarships to Flying Monkeys”
Learning to build and program an autonomous robot in one day may sound like a big challenge for 8-14 year olds, but the kids at Robotics Camp on June 16 didn’t seem to have any troubles with it. Heather Fremont, a senior in history, says the camp is “a day filled with hands-on activities that …Continue reading “Young students explore robotics at engineering camp”
On April 18, 2011, construction engineering alumnus Claire Bassett received an Outstanding College Volunteer award during the Story County Youth Volunteer Awards. One of her volunteer activities included being a coach for the Flying Monkeys, a local FIRST LEGO team who won the inaugural Global Innovation Award. The Volunteer Center of Story County and Iowa State University …Continue reading “FIRST LEGO team coach wins volunteer award”
A prosthetic device created by a Girl Scout team from Ames and Gilbert―known as the “Flying Monkeys”―has earned the team the inaugural FIRST Global Innovation Award, presented by the X PRIZE Foundation. The Flying Monkeys will receive up to $20,000 from the X PRIZE Foundation toward patenting their invention, called the BOB-1. The team submitted …Continue reading “Local FIRST LEGO team wins Global Innovation Award”
The award-winning Iowa FIRST LEGO League team the Flying Monkeys recently gave a presentation at the Prometheus Awards about their BOB-1 hand device. The Prometheus Awards are Iowa’s largest and most prestigious awards devoted to promoting and celebrating the innovation and high-tech excellence in Iowa. The Flying Monkeys presented to an audience of more than …Continue reading “Iowa FLL team makes strong impression at Prometheus Awards”
Hundreds of Iowa 9- to 14-year-olds have been working for months to get their LEGO robots to perform simulations of challenges faced by biomedical engineers. The students will show off their engineering skills and compete for top honors during the Iowa FIRST LEGO League Championship.
When a new prosthetic device helped a little girl in Duluth, Ga. born with a congenital hand deformity to grip a pencil for the first time, there was great rejoicing in Iowa. A research team in Ames developed the custom adaptive device for 3-year-old Danielle Fairchild, who was born missing the fingers and most of …Continue reading “FIRST LEGO League team creates a hand for child in Georgia”
Regional qualifiers in the 2010 First Lego League (FLL) Competition are taking place across Iowa, featuring student-designed robots and lots of fun. Check out what happened at Cedar Falls, Ottumwa, Des Moines, and the Quad Cities. Newton’s FLL team was featured in the Newton Daily News.