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.

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!