Sunday Championship Information

Iowa Championship – Sunday January 20, 2019

When preparing for the State Championship it is important to know where you need to go for each event and when you need to be there.  Below is some general information about the buildings on the Iowa State Campus as well as schedules and team lists for you to view.


Team Specific Event Schedule – The event schedule will be posted soon.

NOTE: The schedule may change over time. Please check back leading up to the event to make sure you have the most up-to-date version!

General Event Schedule
8a – 8:30a   Team Arrival and Check in
8:30a-8:50a   Coaches Meeting (1 Coach per team)
9a- 9:20a   Opening Ceremonies (Guests: Howe Hall, Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium & Hoover Hall, Kent Stine Foundation Auditorium)
9:30a – 2:30p   Competition Activities (see Team Specific Event Schedule above)
11:45a- 12:30p   Break for Lunch – Competition and Judging Activities Suspended
1p -3:15p   Global Innovation Award Presentations (Sukup Hall Atrium, Biorenewables Complex)
2:30p- 3:30p   Outreach Activities and Team Pit Clean Up (Howe Hall is closed to all teams)
3:45p (approx.)   Medals Ceremony, Closing Ceremony & Awards Presentation
Teams Access Only beginning at 3:30p: Howe Hall Lower Level Atrium
Guests: Howe Hall, Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium & Hoover Hall, Kent Stine Foundation Auditorium

Team List – The list of teams attending the Saturday Championship with Pit locations will be posted soon.

Outreach Schedule – We also are hosting an Outreach Expo for local groups and student organizations here at Iowa State University. Be sure to stop by the expo between you events to see some great activities and demonstrations. This is also a great place for parents to take little brothers and sisters for some hands-on fun!

Live Stream

If you are interested in watching the event, please check out our Iowa FLL State Championships Live Stream.

Championship Hotel Rate

Holiday Inn Express – $94.00 per night
2600 E 13th St.
Ames, IA 50010
Make sure to mention that you are staying for the Iowa FLL Championships. For more hotels in Ames, visit the Think Ames Website.

Building Maps and Event Locations

Campus Map – If you are new to the Iowa State Campus or need a refresher on the campus layout, check out the interactive campus map here. This will give you an overview of where you need to go once you arrive on campus.

Event Locations – This year’s State Championship will take you to various places on the West Side of Campus including Howe Hall, Hoover Hall, and the Biorenewables Complex. To see the layout of the event, please check out these building maps. The list below gives a brief description about what each building has to offer:

Building Name Attractions
Town Engineering Building Team Pits
College of Design Team Pits and Practice Tables
Biorenewables Complex FLL Jr. Expo, Project Green and Orange Judging and GIA Presentations
Howe Hall Core Values Judging (all tracks) and Robot Game Matches
Hoover Hall Project Red and Blue Judging, and Robot Design Judging (all tracks)
Marston Hall Outreach Expo