2017 5th Annual Quad Cities FIRST LEGO League Team Kickoff
Last updated Sept. 19, 2017 – 5:45 PM (check back for updates prior to the event)
Link to Pre-Registration for Teams for the Sept 23 Quad Cities FIRST LEGO League Kickoff
Link to Pre-registration to be an event volunteer (no previous experience required for most positions)
Consent & Release Forms:
A signed QCESC consent form must be provided at check in for all attendees including teams (students, coaches, and mentors) along with event volunteers and speakers.
For students who are minors (less than 18 years old), the consent form must be signed by one of their parent or guardians.
Link to a blank QCESC consent form which will also be available at the check-in table.Putnam Museum & Science Center on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 8:30 AM until 12:05 PM.
While we encourage teams to attend the entire event, you can attend whatever portion you are available. A recommended strategy is to have your team divide up so you can attend each
of the breakout sessions. The 8:30 AM formal combined group kickoff presentation is highly recommended for all teams.
Our keynote will be given by Brianna Huber, chemist for the City of East Moline Water Filtration Plant. As a chemist and licensed Class A Water Operator, Brianna ensures quality water is produced and delivered to the residents and businesses of East Moline. Brianna received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Augustana College, a Master of Science in Health Sciences from Western Illinois University, a certificate in Health Services Administration from Western Illinois University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Management from Western Illinois University.
The Kickoff provides a fun way to meet other teams, learn and share FLL information including opportunities to talk with water experts, FLL judges and referees. In addition, several returning teams who previously have received awards and participated at State Championships and the FIRST World Championship will be on hand to share their experiences.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Putnam Museum & Science Center
1717 W. 12th Street
With a large number of expected attendees, please allow time for parking. Areas marked in yellow are for team attendees. Volunteers should park in the area highlighted in pink.
|8:00 – 8:20||Team & Volunteer Check-in||Main Entrance|
|8:30 – 9:30||Opening with Special Guest Speakers, Team Introductions,
and FLL Insights
|9:35 – 10:05||Breakout Session 1||See Locations Below
|10:10 – 10:55||Professional Exhibits||Grand Lobby|
|Coach / Mentor Basics||Immerse Room (1st Floor)|
|Robot Game Setup and Q&A with FLL Referees||Grand Lobby|
|FIRST Tech Challenge Demonstration||Grand Lobby|
|FIRST Robotics Competition Demonstration||Grand Lobby|
|FLL Junior Demonstration||Grand Lobby|
|11:00 – 11:30||Breakout Session 2||See Locations Below
|11:35 – 12:05||Breakout Session 3||See Locations Below
A recommended strategy is to have your team divide up so you can attend all of the breakout sessions.
Breakout Sessions for FLL Students, Coaches and Mentors
|Topic||EV3 Programming||Core Values||Project||Strategy, Locomotion, Navigation|
|Location||Palmer||Fab Lab||Theater Balcony||Waterman Boardroom|
|9:35 – 10:05||Session 1||Session 1||Session 1||Session 1|
|11:00 – 11:30||Session 2||Session 2||Session 2||Session 2|
|11:35 – 12:05||Session 3||Session 3||Session 3||Session 3|
EV3 Programming: Hands-on overview of LEGO Mindstorms EV3 programming.
Core Values: Insights on on core values including what to expect during your Core Values judging interview
Project: Insights on the research project including what to expect during your project judging interview
Strategy, Locomotion, Navigation: Insights on strategy, locomotion and navigation including on robot design judging interviews
- Arconic, Davenport Works
- ATEEC Interactive Learning Lab
- FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Team #11721 Outlaws, Davenport Central
- East Moline Water Filtration Plant
- FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team #648, QC Elite
- NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Service Hydrologist
- National Weather Service – Quad Cities IA/IL (DVN)
- Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC)
- Southeast Iowa STEM Hub
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hydraulic/Civil Engineer, Rock Island District
- US Navy, Davenport Office
Link for Organizations or Business to Pre-Register to Have a Display Supporting the FLL Challenge HYDRO DYNAMICS (no cost to display)
(Deadline to Pre-Register: Thursday, September 21 or until full)
With doors opening around 7:00 AM, displays need to be setup and ready by 10:00 AM with tear down around 12:05 PM.
2017 Quad Cities FIRST LEGO League Kickoff Planning Team:
- Theresa Barber
- Pat Barnes
- Susan Eckert
- Brittany Glass
- Jeff Melvin
- Beth Ullmark
Key FLL Links
- FIRST LEGO League Global site
- FIRST LEGO League – Be a Leader (Coach or Mentor) Video (length – 1:27)
(note includes members of Quad Cities Flourish and Bots FLL Team)
- State of Iowa FIRST LEGO League Information
- If further questions, e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- State of Illinois FIRST LEGO League Information
- If further questions, e-mail to: email@example.com
- Photos from:
- 2016 Quad Cities FIRST LEGO League Kickoff
- 2016 Quad Cities – Moline FIRST LEGO League Qualifiers
- 2016 Quad Cities – Davenport FIRST LEGO League Qualifiers