The First Lego League (FLL) is a robotics program created to encourage science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) among for 9 to 14 year olds.
FLL introduces the elementary and middle school kids to the fun and excitement of science and technology while building self-confidence, knowledge, and valuable employment and life skills.
Every year, FLL releases a new challenge theme in August and hundreds of thousands of children from all over the world compete in ensuing FLL tournaments based on the challenge theme. FLL tournament has two parts: building and programming an autonomous robot to complete tasks in an obstacle course, and doing a Research project to identify a specific problem related to the challenge theme and design a solution for it.
This year’s challenge theme is "Senior Solutions."
The research project goal for this year is to identify problems affecting the senior citizens, pick one specific problem and designing a solution for it. Through the Research Project, FLL teams get to interact with their community, learn more about the science behind the Challenge theme and better understand the work of professionals in that field.