Check out Iowa State Engineering Kids Summer Camps!

Iowa State Engineering Camps are a perfect way to check out the latest technology, explore awesome engineering activities and experience campus. Our summer day camps provide a great way to learn more about how engineers solve problems, get creative and innovate solutions.

Check out the available camps through our website’s Camp Tab.

Saturday Iowa FLL Championship: Delayed by 1 Hour

Due to the impending weather and timings of the heaviest snowfalls, we have decided to delay the event by one hour to allow for more time for your travel and snow removal. We have also decided to eliminate the Coaches Meeting in order to compress the schedule and adjust the time when teams need to check in for the event.

 

The new schedule is posted on the Saturday Championship page. We sent out this information update, as well as promote via social media. However, please alert your spectators, parents and other interested individuals.

 

Notable changes in the event day:

Team Check in will occur beginning at 9:15a. No teams should plan to arrive on site before then. To reiterate, there will be no meeting for coaches. Instead, we ask that you watch this short video recording, which is everything we planned to cover at the meeting.

 

Listen to Coach Meeting now before attending the event:  https://iastate.box.com/s/4y4d8mz4rxw7sdgn3a37h73dsbgfhgi4

 

We have shaved off some time over the lunch and time for us to re-set Howe Hall for Closing Ceremonies. This allows us to end the event nearly at the same time as previously communicated and get your teams back home as early as possible.

 

If you are also a GIA team, we will be editing the schedule slightly to ensure no conflicts and getting it out under separate cover.

 

If you have further questions about the event, email them to fll@iastate.edu.

 

Thanks for all your efforts and flexibility – safe travels,

 

Interested in Volunteering?

The College of Engineering’s Community Outreach is looking for volunteers for the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Iowa State Championships Jan. 19-20 (7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily). These events take on the beautiful Iowa State campus! There are a variety of roles that need to be filled; to volunteer, you can register through the FIRST online system. For more information about registering, check out our Iowa FLL Volunteer Page!

Hope to see you there! If you have any questions, you can let us know at fllvolunteer@iastate.edu.

Call for Volunteers!

Iowa FLL Build Day on November 3

Iowa FIRST LEGO League is hosting a build day and we could use your help! Join us anytime on Saturday, November 3 between 10 am to 3 pm to help assemble FIRST LEGO League kits. You can stay for as long as you want or come and go. Snacks will be provided. If you can bring a laptop or tablet that could be great, but we will also have some provided for you to use to follow the build instructions.

Bring a friend, everyone is welcome! If you will be bringing a group or have any questions, let us know at fll@iastate.edu.

Put the A in STEAM: Send Your Logo to Space! (Base 11 STEM)

The “Send Your Logo to Space” Competition is now live! We are looking for a student-designed logo to brand the $1M+ Base 11 Space Challenge for a chance to win up to $2,500 in prizes in different categories. And when we say student, we mean anyone from kindergarten all the way up to grad school. So whether you’re a part-time doodler or a professional graphic designer, we welcome your creativity! Now’s your chance to send your logo to space. The deadline to submit is September 28th.

John Deere FIRST Grant opportunities are available for the 2018 season

New and returning FLL and FLL Jr. teams can apply here. Don’t miss this great opportunity for the FLL INTO ORBIT and FLL Jr. MISSION MOON 2018 Season!

Deadlines to apply for the John Deere FIRST Team Grants are as follows:

  • FIRST® LEGO League Junior (FLLJR) Deadline:  February 15, 2019
  • FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Deadline:  September 14, 2018
  • FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) Deadline: September 28, 2018
  • FIRST® Robotic Competition (FRC) Deadline:  November 9, 2018

We would like to thank John Deere for its continued support of Iowa FIRST programs!

Rockwell Collins FLL grants are now available

Rockwell Collins FLL grants are available for the INTO ORBIT Season! Information about the grants and the application can be found on the Rockwell Collins website. Don’t miss this great opportunity for new and returning teams!

Interested in learning about FIRST LEGO League? Check out the FLL tab on the ISEK site. Team registration for the 2018 FLL INTO ORBIT Season is now open. Rockwell Collins team grant gives preference to first year teams, so sign up soon!

John Deere PLTW grants are now available!

John Deere PLTW Grants for 2018-2019 are now open until Dec. 15 for new implementations of Launch & Gateway. For this year, they have added support for implementing Computer Science with existing Gateway programs. In Iowa, this includes a 50 mile radius from Quad Cities, Dubuque, Ottumwa, Waterloo, Des Moines and Paton (new addition).

Check out PLTW grant opportunities here.

Iowa State Fair Youth Inventor Event

Youth grades 3-12 are invited to Fair-Ovation at the Iowa State Fair. This is a showcase event for young innovators and inventors, put on by the Iowa State Fair and the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. Registration is due August 1. Flyers and registration are available on the State Fair website.

Check it out!

John Deere FIRST 2017/18 Team grant information is now live!

John Deere FIRST Team grant applications opened June 7 for the new 2017-2018 season for U.S. teams. The application can be found here: www.JohnDeere.com/Inspire

  • The deadlines for applying are:
    • FIRST® LEGO League Junior (FLL Jr.) Deadline: March 2, 2018
    • FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Deadline: September 8, 2017
    • FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) Deadline: September 29, 2017
    • FIRST® Robotic Competition (FRC) Deadline: November 10, 2017

We would like to thank John Deer for it’s continued support of Iowa FIRST programs!