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FIRST LEGO League

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) provides students with an exciting experience in a global robotics program that ignites an enthusiasm for discovery, science and technology. The FIRST LEGO League teams are guided by a team coach and assisted by mentors. Students research and solve real-world problems based on the challenge theme, present research and solutions and build an autonomous robot using engineering concepts.

Students in the program will apply real-world math and science concepts to design, build and program robotics to complete real-world challenges.  Competing as a group, they will develop problem-solving, organizational and team-Building skills.

As one of the many programs housed in the 7,000 square foot Science, Technology and Math Academy, the FIRST family of programs inspires young people to be science and technology leaders and build engineering and technology skills.

The FIRST family of programs is housed in a 7,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility that was completed in 2010. This facility, called the Science, Technology and Math Academy, is home to other programs which inspire Native American youth to pursue careers in the hard sciences.

You Provide

  • Completed application, including the following:
    • Copy of school grades (last grade report received)
    • Student homework assignment (written or typed)
      • Imagine you were traveling to the moon! List the top five things you would take with you, and why?
    • Application must be submitted by parent/legal guardian.
      • (Guardianship paperwork may be required if applicable.)

Note: incomplete applications cannot be processed.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled Chickasaw citizen
  • Entering 3rd-6th grade

Other Information

Deadline to apply is Aug. 31

Team Qualifications:

If selected, students must comply with the team handbook including, but not limited to, the guidelines below:

  • Team sizes are kept small to have better interaction with the project, and are filled on a first come, first served, basis.
  • Student must attend at least 60 percent of all meetings and functions. In order to allow everyone an equal opportunity, students who miss any of the first two out of three meetings will be dropped and be replaced with student(s) on our waiting list.
  • Students are expected to help with all team activities. Each member plays a vital role in the success of their team.

Team Meetings/Events:

  • This is an after school program that meets Monday or Tuesday evenings (depending on team age) from 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Our season length varies, but usually begins early September and ends in December.
  • Competitions typically take place Saturdays. You will be notified prior to each event.
  • Parent involvement is welcome.

Travel Qualifications:

  • Students will need to demonstrate a high level of dedication to the ideals of FIRST, the Chickasaw Nation STEM Academy and their team.
  • Students must submit grade reports prior to any event, before the posted deadline. To be eligible for travel, student must have a minimum current GPA of 2.75 (or equivalent) with no ‘D’ or ‘F’ letter grades (or equivalent).
  • Students must have at least four hours of community service through our program.
    • Volunteer hours through student’s school or other extracurricular activities, do not count toward this. Several outreach opportunities will be provided throughout the season, including the Chickasaw Nation Annual Meeting and Festival.
  • Student will need to wear their team shirt (provided), and khaki pants (not provided), during all team events and qualifiers.
  • Overnight stays are rare, but at least one parent may be required to accompany their student during any event where overnight lodging is needed.
  • No student is automatically included on the travel team. Members must comply with the guidelines above in order to earn a spot on the travel team.

Service Area

Chickasaw Nation Residents

This service is available inside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

Contact Information

Phone:
(580) 272-5579

Fax:
(580) 272-1223

Location

Science, Technology and Math Academy

301 Seabrook Road

Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 272-5579

Last Updated: 08/27/2018