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FIRST® LEGO®
LEAGUE

ORGANIZER
David Feinauer
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
fll@norwich.edu

THANK YOU TO ALL who participated in the annual FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Vermont State Championship, a “sports for the mind” robotics competition for 9- to 14-year-olds on Sunday, December 9, 2018. 

During the event, participating teams showcased the results of weeks of intense preparation as they demonstrated their teamwork skills, provided design briefings on their custom LEGO® robots, and shared their innovative solutions to real-world challenges connected to local and global communities. Prior to the event, registered teams designed, built, and programmed robots. At the event, they deployed their robots to complete thematic challenges during timed matches.

Events were scheduled throughout the day:

  • Pre-registered team arrival | 8 a.m.
  • Opening remarks | 9 a.m.
  • Judged events start | 9:40 a.m.
  • Robot matches start | 1 p.m.
  • Robot matches conclude | 3:30 p.m. (approximately)
  • Awards ceremony | 4:15 p.m. (approximately)

Spectators also had the opportunity to see demos from Vermont high school robotics teams at the competition. Additionally, Norwich University STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) demonstrations were on display throughout the event.

2018 RESULTS

See below for results from past years. 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2019. Advanced registration for teams participating in the event closes in mid-October each year. For information specific to the Norwich FLL registration, contact our team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1 (802) 485-2276.

  • FIRST® LEGO® League Resources

  • 2018 Results

    Congratulations and thank you to all of our participants in and volunteers for the 2018 Vermont FIRST LEGO League State Championship! Here is the list of awardees from this year’s outstanding event on Sunday, December 9, 2018:

    OVERALL COMPETITION AWARDS

    Champion’s Award: 28905 MBS Robotics

    Global Innovation Award Nominee: 40964 The Users of Danish Plastic

    Outstanding Volunteer: Callie Pokorski (Judge Advisor)

    Coach/Mentor Award: 388 Shawn Kasulka, Techno Turtles

     

    CORE AWARDS

    Core Values Award Category

    Inspiration: 10762 Bob Ross Robotics

    Teamwork: 40964 The Users of Danish Plastic

    Gracious Professionalism: 1911 Periodic Pandas

    Robot Award Category

    Mechanical Design: 10625 The VerMonster Roboticists

    Programming: 37564 Rutland Robo-Rhinos

    Strategy and Innovation: 4729 Arachdroids Red

    Robot Performance: 40677 Arborbots

    Project Award Category

    Research: 34839 Arachdroids Green

    Innovative Solution: 37168 Williston Wirecats 

    Presentation: 2451 Rutland Robo-Rattlers

     

  • 2017 Results

    Congratulations and thank you to all of our participants in and volunteers for the 2017 Vermont FIRST LEGO League State Championship! Here is the list of awardees from the outstanding event of December 10, 2017:

    Outstanding Volunteer: Shawn Kasulka, 388 Amazon River Dolphins

    Coach/Mentor Award: Scott McCalla, 2451 Rutland Robo-Rattlers

    Core Values Award: 14723 Robo Raiders

    Robot Design Award: 1443 The Montpelier Clicks

    Project Award: 388 Amazon River Dolphins

    Champion’s Award – 1st Place: 2451 Rutland Robo-Rattlers

    Champion’s Award – 2nd Place: 1911 Periodic Pandas

    Robot Performance Award – 1st Place: 10625 The VerMonster Roboticists

    Additional Robot Performance Rankings: 2nd: 2451 Rutland Robo-Rattlers 3rd: 28905 MBS Robotics 4th: 34839 Arachdroids Green

  • 2016 Results

    Congratulations and thank you to all of our participants in and volunteers for the 2016 Vermont FIRST LEGO League State Championship! Here is the list of awardees from the outstanding event of December 11, 2016:

    OVERALL COMPETITION AWARDS

    Champion’s Award: 2451 Rutland Robo-Rattlers

    Outstanding Volunteer: Debbie McNally

    Coach/Mentor Award: 28905 MBS Robotics

     

    CORE AWARDS

    Core Values Award Category

    Inspiration: 819 Windsor Robotics

    Teamwork: 11538 Tech Raiders

    Gracious Professionalism: 28905 MBS Robotics

    Robot Award Category

    Mechanical Design: 25916 Crazy Pigs

    Programming: 3985 Green Mountain Gears

    Strategy and Innovation: 1443 The Montpelier Clicks

    Robot Performance: 819 Windsor Robotics

    Project Award Category

    Research: 10762 Bob Ross Robotics

    Innovative Solution: 1911 Periodic Pandas

    Presentation: 388 Amazon River Dolphins

     

  • 2015 Results

    Results of the 2015 Vermont FIRST® LEGO® League Championship Event

    Sunday, November 15, 2015

     

    OVERALL COMPETITION AWARDS

    Champion’s Award 1st Place: 3958 Green Mountain Gears, Burlington

    Champion’s Award 2nd Place: 2451 Rutland Robo-Rattlers

    Rising Star Award: 22592 Robo Muffin, South Hero

    Norwich “I Will Try” Award: 12295 Untitled Document #57, Manchester

     

    CORE AWARDS

    Core Values Award Category

    Inspiration: 7081 Rutland Area TechnicianS (RATS)

    Teamwork: 819 Windsor Robotics

    Gracious Professionalism: 20 Middlesex Master Builders

    Robot Award Category

    Mechanical Design: 4729 Reduce, Reuse, Robotics, White River Junction

    Programming: 21866 CHMS Robotics Alliance, Richmond

    Strategy and Innovation: 10625 The Vermonster Roboticists, Burlington

    Robot Performance 1st Place: 2451 Rutland Robo-Rattlers

    Robot Performance 2nd Place: 388 Amazon River Dolphins, East Montpelier

    Project Award Category

    Research: 1443 Montpelier Clicks

    Innovative Solution: 17683 T. Inc., Worcester

    Presentation: 388 Amazon River Dolphins, East Montpelier

    The Green Mountain Gears were nominated for the Global Innovation Award, where they will move forward and compete against teams from all over the world for $30,000 in funding from the XPrize foundation to help make their innovative solution—related to the theme of trash—a reality.

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