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FLL Challenge Championship Tournament!

March 27, 2021

Iowa FLL Challenge Championship!

Saturday, March 27th

We are excited to announce this year’s Iowa FIRST LEGO League Challenge Championship! This event will take place in a fully virtual format with Robot Rounds, Judging Sessions and other fun events! Some events are taking place live over Zoom while others are presented through a live stream.

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Event Schedule

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  • 8:30 – 8:45a: Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:00a – 12:00p: Judging Sessions
  • 9:00a – 12:00: Robot Rounds
  • 12:00 – 12:30p: Break
  • 12:30 – 2:00p: GIA Presentations
  • 2:00 – 3:00p: Team Outreach Activities
  • 3:00 – 3:15p: Closing Ceremonies

  • Opening Ceremonies

    8:30 – 8:45a

    Opening Ceremonies will be pre-recorded and available to view through a live stream for all teams, coaches and spectators starting at 8:30am.

  • Judging Sessions

    9:00a -12:00p

    Judging sessions will operate the same as they did during the Qualifier Events over Zoom. Each team will attend one 25 – 30 minute Judging Session. Ensure you and your team notes the Judging Room Number and Time corresponding to their Judging Session. Click Here for more Judging Session Information!

  • Robot Rounds

    9:00a -12:00p

    New to Iowa FLL Challenge Events! A compilation of the summitted robot rounds from Championship Advancing teams will be presented simultaneously with Judging Sessions. Click Here to watch the Robot Round Compilation!

  • GIA Reviewing Sessions

    12:30 – 2:00p

    GIA Reviewing Sessions will be conducted over Zoom. Each GIA Nominee will attend one GIA Reviewing Session to present to a panel of judges. Please note the corresponding Reviewing Room Number and the Time for your Reviewing Session. Click Here for more information on GIA Reviewing Sessions

  • Team Outreach Activities

    2:00 – 3:00p

    Join us for the ISU Engineering Student Panel! Ask students your question about classes, projects and the day to day life of an Engineering Student at ISU. Upon conclusion of the Student Panel will be a demo relating to a STEM topic. Click Here to Watch!

  • Closing Ceremonies

    3:00 – 3:15p

    Join us via live stream for all teams, coaches and spectators to hear recognitions and awards.

Iowa FLL Challenge Championship Live Stream

These portions of the Championship event will be featured in this live format. See the schedule below for more details! Watch Live Here!

  • 8:30 – 8:45a: Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:00a -12:00p: Robot Rounds
  • 3:00 – 3:15p: Closing Ceremonies

Judging Session Schedule

There are a total of eight different Judging Rooms. Judging sessions are 25 minutes sessions via Zoom. Each Championship Advancing team will attend one Judging Session. Find your team’s Judging Session assignment by looking at the schedule.

Please enter the Judging Room 5-10 minutes early to do microphone and video checks with your team. A room moderator will let you into the call. At this time, inform the room moderator if you need to share your screen during the presentation. Ensure all team members have their name set to this format (Team Number – First Name)

Each Judging Room will have an Iowa FLL staff member serving as a room moderator to help your team throughout the event. To find your moderator look for a user with the following name format (Iowa FLL – First Name). Moderators are able to provide feedback on technical issues or any other questions you may have.

Spectator Best Practices!

We encourage other teams, spectators, coaches and mentors to watch other team’s Judging Sessions. Here are some best practices as a spectator to follow.

  • Join before the Judging Session starts
  • Mute your microphone.
  • Turn off your camera.

Judging Session Zoom Links

GIA Showcase Reviewing Session Schedule

There are two Reviewing Zoom Rooms. Each GIA Nominated team will attend one Reviewing Session. Find your team’s Reviewing Session assignment by looking at the GIA Reviewing Session Schedule. Teams will have 8 minutes to present their innovative solutions and a short Q/A with reviewers.

Awards and Advancers

Awards and recognition were given during our Closing Ceremonies. You can view those slides here!

Core Values Award – First Place

#38323 : Flourish & Bots Gold

Core Values Award – Second Place

#10219 : L-M Legotronics

Innovation Project Award – First Place

#166 : Flaming Pirate Chinchillas

Innovation Project Award – Second Place

#37684 : Sumo Baby Ignition

Robot Design Award – First Place

#38433 : Deus Ex Machina

Robot Design Award – Second Place

#14902 : ThunderBots

Robot Performance Award – First Place

#23579 : Cosmic Creators (515 points)

Robot Performance Award – Second Place

#27203 : Himalayan Hackers (410 points)

Championship Award – First Place

#23579 : Cosmic Creators

Championship Award – Second Place

#40745 : Believe and Achieve Bots

Championship Award – Third Place

#31999 : Wii Play

Volunteer Award

  • Tim Fannin
  • Lisa Hurban

Coach/Mentor Award

  • #23579 : Archer Bouslog
  • #40714 : Dan Clark

Grace Murray Hopper Award

  • #51809 : Madilyn Knoll
  • #45256 : Lucy Read

Iowa Global Innovation Award Nominees

  • #40745 : Believe & Achieve Bots
  • #38433 : Deus Ex Machina
  • #23579 : Cosmic Creators


March 27, 2021
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Iowa State Engineering Kids