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!

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!

FLL 2017 Global Innovation Award Semi-Finalists

The 2017 FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award promotional video can be found on the FIRST  YouTube Channel.  Check out the two teams from Iowa by reading their Team bios. Out of twenty global semi-finalists, two are from Iowa!  Join the social media conversation about the event, share the promo video and share our excitement and congratulations for these teams!