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ProgramBlocksPhotos 0000s 0000 JRFLL1 0013 JRFLL 20160305 10 04 41 IMG 1073For ages 6-10: Captures young curiosity by exploring real-world scientific challenges, learning teamwork, and working with motorized LEGO® elements


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ProgramBlocksPhotos 0000s 0001 20160305 13 59 01 D70 IMG 1419Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. FIRST LEGO League* teams research a real-world problem and design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®


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ProgramBlocksPhotos 0000s 0002 Layer 7Teams of middle and high school-aged students are challenged to design, build, and program a robot to play a floor game against other teams’ creations



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ProgramBlocksPhotos 0000s 0003 Layer 6Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology we call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind.



2011-12 FIRST LEGO League Challenge: Food FactorFood_Factor_-_Color_Logo

Can FIRST® LEGO® League Teams improve our quality of food by finding ways to prevent food contamination? Through the Food Factor™ Challenge, 9-to-14 year-olds will explore the topic of food safety and examine the possible points of contamination our food encounters – from exposure to insects and creatures, to unsterile processing and transportation, to unsanitary preparation and storage – then find ways to prevent or combat these contaminates.

All Maryland FLL teams are invited to compete in one of our Qualifier Events held throughout the state in December and January. Top teams at each Qualifier will advance to the Maryland State FLL Championship.  Details of Qualifier Event locations, dates, rules and final deadlines are typically posted by October.

FLL Team Registration with FIRST opens in May
Unveiling this year's Challenge September 2
Team Registrations Close

end of September
or when team limits reached

Maryland FLL Qualifier Event Registration October
Maryland FLL Qualifier Events December - January
Maryland FLL State Championship late-January or February
FIRST World Championships, St. Louis April 26-28, 2012

Registering for Maryland FLL Events

FLL150_BLW_webRegistration for Maryland tournaments begins in October, 2011. The cost will be $65/team.

Due to the large number of registrations this year, the following rules will be enforced:

  1. You must register for a Qualifier no later than November 4, 2011.
  2. Qualifier assignments will be posted shortly thereafter.
  3. You will be able to pay by credit card on the Registration site or by check payable to "The University of Maryland Foundation".  Once you register, you can send your check to: UMBC, Mechanical Engineering Department E210, Attn: Karen Roulette, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250. Please write your team number in the memo field like this "FLL Team #".
  4. The Committee requests that teams sign up for Maryland FLL Qualifiers ONLY if they will be able to participate in all 4 judging areas. Teams who attend a Qualifier but do not participate in all 4 judging areas will not be considered for awards.
  5. All teams must have an official Team number, provided when registering with the FIRST Lego League.
  6. You must register each of your teams separately.
  7. Remember that no more than 10 students can participate, per team, in the competition.
  8. If your team proceeds to the Maryland FLL Championship, an abstract of your team's project will be requested. This Abstract should be no longer than 250 words and should summarize the team research.

FLL057_BLW_webTypical Maryland FLL Championship Schedule

7:00am-8:00am Registration for FLL and Jr.FLL
8:15am-8:45am Coaches meeting

Jr.FLL Expo

Judging/Practice Rounds For FLL

12:00pm-1:00pm Opening Ceremony for FLL
Closing Ceremony for Jr.FLL
1:15pm-4:00pm Robot Match Rounds
4:30pm Closing Ceremony for FLL

**Judging is closed to the public, but all match rounds are open.**
NOTE: This schedule is subject to change.