We LOVE robotics at Aspire! Our school competes in two robotics leagues, one for middle schoolers and one for high schoolers. Robotics competitions help students to think outside the box, develop solutions without a “right” answer, and understand how projects take shape in real world situations. Along the way, students develop business, literacy and STEM skills.
First Lego League Robotics
Our middle school students compete in the First Lego League, building and programming Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots. In addition to the robot games, our FLL teams complete a research project, developing and presenting an innovative solution to each year’s challenge question. Our FLL teams are made up of 6-8 students in the sixth through eighth grades.
First Tech Challenge Robotics
Our high school students compete in the First Tech Challenge. These students manage their robotics team like a business, learning important presentation, marketing and planning skills along the way. Each team of 6-8 students builds a robot to compete in two qualifying tournaments and the state championship. FTC students fundraise by volunteering at eNDVR’s “Innovate” summer camps the summer prior to competition.