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2011 FOOD FACTOR FLL@SUNYIT Championship Tournament

By WKTV News

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

December 3, 2011 at 12:30 PM until 5:00 PM

Location: Wildcat Athletic Center, SUNYIT Campus

Phone: 315-792-7393

Email: FLL@SUNYIT.edu

Link: http://www.FLL.SUNYIT.edu

Event Description

Over 200 local children on 36 teams go head-to-head, putting 12 weeks of research, design, and programming to the test in a regional FLL Championship Tournament to win honors and recognition. 10 teams of Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL™) children (ages 6-9) display LEGO models and “Show-Me” posters.

WHEN: Saturday, December 3, 2011, 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm
SCHEDULE:
Parade of Teams & Opening Ceremony: 12:30 pm
Championship Robot Rounds: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Jr. FLL Expo: 1:00 pm
FIRST Tech Challenge Demo (13-18 yr olds) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Intermission Dance Party & Robot Parade 4:00 pm
Awards Ceremony at 4:30 pm

WHERE: SUNYIT Wildcat Athletic Center, Utica, NY
PARKING: Lots C & B, Follow the signs.
ADMISSION: FREE to the public!

FLL BACKGROUND:
Area children, ages 9 to 14, are among the record 171,000 children around the world who have risen to the 2011 FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) “Food Factor®” Challenge. To successfully complete the Challenge, teams of young people must conduct research & build & program a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot to explore the ways in which food can become contaminated – from exposure to insects and creatures, to unsterile processing & transportation, to unsanitary preparation & unsafe storage – & then propose real-world solutions for preventing or combating these contaminates. Through hands-on experience & working in teams, children explore a real-world issues to gain an appreciation for & interest in science & technology. This is the second annual Utica Region FLL Championship at SUNYIT. Sponsors include: BAE Systems, Time Warner Cable - Connect A Million Minds, HiTechnic Dataport Systems, Trenton Technology, Carbone Auto Group, SUNYIT and CNYFIRST®.
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