Cool (And Helpful) Links!

Links for Team Members

LEGO EV3 – What else can it do?

What can you do with your EV3 when you aren’t doing FLL?  Check out these cool experiments: https://education.lego.com/en-us/middle-school/explore/c/ev3-science-fiction-science-fact?CMP=EMC-EDUS16AprApril2016MiddlescholNewsletter.

Girl Develop It

Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide affordable and judgment-free opportunities for women interested in learning web and software development.  Their website has tutorials on coding if you want to learn more.  Check it out at https://www.girldevelopit.com/

What is an Engineer anyway?

If you are interested in learning about what an engineer is, what they actually do, or what is required to become one, you should check out http://www.engineergirl.org/

 Grace Murray Hopper

Learn more about this pioneer in computer programming in this video.

Computer Programming Clubs

Want to find a computer programming club?  CoderDojo is volunteer led, global community of free programming clubs for young people.  For more information, click here: https://coderdojo.com/

Cool Engineering Contests:

STEM Poster Contest – Design a poster that depicts a career that uses science technology, engineering, and math concepts.  Find out more here: https://www.stemposters.com/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=7

Web-based STEM competition for students in grades 6-9, sponsored by the U.S. Army.  Find out more here: https://www.ecybermission.com/

The Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge: Think you can change the world and make it more sustainable?  Show us what you’re made of with this annual competition. Click here for more details: http://www.conradchallenge.org/

STEM Education Award:  Do you know a great STEM teacher?  Let them know how much you appreciate their work by nominating them for the STEM Education Award.  Click here for more information.  Nominations are taken between September 21, 2015 and December 11, 2015.

 

Engineering in Action:

Imagine creating a sculpture with 14,064 bicycle reflectors, 1780 pulleys, and 10 miles of cable, all while having no idea what it will look like until it is actually installed.  Reuben Margolin is is an artist and sculptor known for his moving sculptures of wave-forms.  The following videos chronicle the making of a large sculpture named Nebula.

Other Awesome Links:

Official FIRST website
LEGO Education EV3 Tutorials
LEGO Mindstorms website
FIRST LEGO League website (contains info on project, challenges & more)
NXT Programming Tutorial

FLL in Other States:

Some info about teaching engineering to K-12 students

For more information about engineering as a career, check out www.engineeringk12.org

Society of Hispanic Engineers www.shpe.org

Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network (WEPAN) www.wepan.org

The National Society of Black Engineers www.nsbe.org