Tag: Global Innovation Award

Thousands to attend Iowa FIRST LEGO® League State Championship this weekend

The annual Iowa FIRST LEGO® League State Championship Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14 and 15, at Iowa State University’s College of Engineering. Read more about the championship here. Check out these stories about the event: Teams put LEGO robots to the test at ISU More than 750 kids gather for FIRST Lego League

Local FIRST LEGO team wins Global Innovation 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

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Local Girl Scouts gain national attention for creating working prosthesis

The Flying Monkeys, a team of Cadette Girl Scouts from Ames and Gilbert, won first place in the “Innovative Solution,” category at Iowa’s FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Championship, and their impressive work has gotten them national recognition. The team’s working prosthetic hand, named the BOB-1, that was created for a 3-year-old who does not have … Continue reading Local Girl Scouts gain national attention for creating working prosthesis