Girls + Robots = Fun!
Welcome and thank you for your interest in helping us with our mission of starting more all-girls FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams in Indiana. Females are one of the most underrepresented populations in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers, and we think building robots can inspire them to pursue STEM in school and beyond. We've partnered to host an event that caters to girls on FLL teams because we want girls to be able to learn, create, and compete in an inspiring environment with their peers. Read on to learn more about the events, how to start an FLL team, and to find additional resources!
all-girls fll Challenge
saturday, May 18, 2019
Perry meridian high school
This day-long event will feature an FLL off-season competition with special awards bestowed upon the most deserving teams. We will also have other activities scheduled for the day. See below for details!
Cost is $20 per team
Must be an all girls team or group of girls from a co-ed team
Must bring your own EV3 or NXT robot to compete
Must have 1-2 adult coaches at the event
Registration is limited to the first 16 teams to sign up
Perry Meridian High School
401 W. Meridian School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46217
8:30am – Registration
9:00 – 9:15am – Opening Ceremony / Welcome
9:30am – 12:30pm – Challenge Prep & Activities
12:30 – 1:00pm – Lunch (please plan to bring your own!)
1:15 – 4:15pm – Competition
4:20 – 4:30pm – Awards Ceremony
5:00pm – Doors Close
* Schedule is subject to change
Frequently Asked Questions
Pit Areas: Each team will have access to a pit area with a table. Power will be available.
Lunch: You are welcome to bring a packed lunch for your team or designate a parent to bring food in at lunchtime. Remember to eat lunch quickly as we are only scheduling 30 minutes before competitions begin!
Questions: If you have questions about the event, please contact Renee Becker-Blau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
how to start an all-girls fll team
FLL teams consist of 6-10 girls ages 9-14 and operate with the help of 2-3 adult coaches. Want to know more about FLL teams? Watch this video!
Organize Your Team
FLL teams are typically associated with an organization. Some examples are:
Girl Scout Troop (click here to find out how to start a troop!)
Girls Inc. Group
Elementary or Middle School
These organizations allow teams to open a bank account to track team finances and can also present financial aid opportunities.
Register Your Team
FLL teams need to register with FIRST. Please visit the Team Information Management System (TIMS) to get registered. Also, we’d love to know if you start an all-girls team – click here to give us the details!
Fund Your Team
FLL teams typically cost approximately $1,500 to run, which includes team registration, robot kit of parts, basic laptop, event registration, etc. Typically, girls pay a fee to participate on the team and have events such as bake sales for additional funding. Funding is also available to teams with a US2020 volunteer coach.