FLL 2010 Intro: Explore the cutting edge world of Biomedical Engineering to discover innovative ways
to repair injuries, overcome genetic predispositions, and maximize the body's potential, with the intended purpose of
 leading happier and healthier lives.

Dear Parents and Students,
    Welcome to the 2010 FIRST LEGO LEAGUE Challenge Body Forward. Participation on this team requires a willingness to work together as a team, respect each others ideas, showing gracious professionalism to our team mates and competitors.
    FIRST LEGO LEAGUE competitions are not all about winning, it's about teaching our students the value of teamwork, learning about the problems facing the world around us and searching for solutions to solve some of these problems, and our biggest goal is to have FUN while we learn, but like any other team, we want to excel in our sport.
   For more information please see  http://usfirst.org  and netapps.marshall.edu/lego (2010 - 2011 year).  Teams will be judged on - The Robotics competition  (many tasks in 2 1/2 minutes); The Research Project  (5 min. presentation on challenge topic); TEAMWORK (how well we work together as a team); Robot Design, Programming; and Gracious Professionalism.
    The tournament season is September to December. Any and all team members may meet every Saturday at the Morrow library at Marshall.
(Additional practices may be needed closer to the tournament).
We will have a local tournament on December 4, 2010 at Marshall University.
The State tournament in Wheeling, WV is on December 11, 2010.
Parents will be required to transport their child to the Morrow Library on Saturdays for practices and to Wheeling for the state tournament. Some people go up the day before on Friday, as the tournament starts at 8:00 am on Saturday. The League reserves a block of rooms at a nearby hotel and it usually costs $75-80 per night for up to 5 people.

Parent participation is encouraged, but not required. Each team pays registration fees, buys robot materials, and field set up.

Questions? Linda Hamilton (Mentor) http://netapps.marshall.edu/lego/FLL/2010/TeamTimeSaturdays2010.html

LEGO  Links of Linda Hamilton hamilton@marshall.edu