Agawam Robotics announces registration date

Agawam Robotics Education Association (AREA) will host a registration session for all levels of robotics program for 2015-2016 school year, the signup is scheduled on Tuesday, April 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Agawam Public Library.

Junior FIRST LEGO League (JrFLL) is a program for kindergartener through 3rd grade students in Agawam, which introduces the younger students to the exciting world of science and technology. This program features a real-world challenge, to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. Guided by parent coaches, students work with LEGO elements and moving parts to create solutions and present them for review. This program is sponsored by Agawam Robotics to Agawam students free of charge.

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a program for Agawam’s 4th to 6th grade students, which introduces students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society. Registration fee for this program is $50 per student and $25 for each additional student in the same family when signed up at the same time.

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is geared toward Agawam students in 7th and 8th grades. Teams are responsible to develop strategy, designing and building robots based on sound engineering principles, then programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Registration fee for this level is $75 per student.

You may find additional information on FIRST website at www.usfirst.org. For any question or if you are unable to attend the signup session, please contact Wincy Chan at wincychan@comcast.net.

Registration form is also available here.

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