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David Feinauer
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Norwich University is pleased to host the annual FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Vermont State Championship, a “sports for the mind” robotics competition for 9- to 14-year-olds.

Sunday, December 9, 2018
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Shapiro Field House
Norwich University
Northfield, Vt.

Visit our campus map and search for “Shapiro Field House.”

Teams must register to participate, but the event is free to spectators. 

During the event, participating teams will showcase the results of weeks of intense preparation as they demonstrate their teamwork skills, provide design briefings on their custom LEGO® robots, and share their innovative solutions to real-world challenges connected to local and global communities. Prior to the event, registered teams design, build, and program robots. At the event, they deploy their robots to complete thematic challenges during timed matches.

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

The schedule is approximate and subject to change.

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

  • 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 this year’s outstanding event:

    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 this year’s outstanding event:

    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

    Project Award Category

    Research: 10762 Bob Ross Robotics

    Innovative Solution: 1911 Periodic Pandas

    Presentation: 388 Amazon River Dolphins

    Robot Performance: 819 Windsor Robotics

    Champion's Award: 2451 Rutland Robo-Rattlers

  • 2015 Results

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

    Sunday, November 15, 2015

    Champions Award First Place
    Green Mountain Gears (Team 3958), Burlington
    Champions Award Second Place
    Rutland Robo-Rattlers (Team 2451)
    Core Values Inspiration Award
    Rutland Area TechnicianS (RATS) (Team 7081)
    Core Values Teamwork Award
    Windsor Robotics (Team 819)
    Core Values Gracious Professionalism
    Middlesex Master Builders (Team 20)
    Project Research Award
    Montpelier Clicks (Team 1443)
    Project Innovative Solution Award
    T. Inc. (Team 17683), Worcester
    Project Presentation Award
    Amazon River Dolphins (Team 388), East Montpelier
    Robot Mechanical Design Award
    Reduce, Reuse, Robotics (Team 4729), White River Junction
    Robot Programming Award
    CHMS Robotics Alliance (Team 21866), Richmond
    Robot Strategy and Innovation Award
    The Vermonster Roboticists (Team 10625), Burlington
    Robot Performance Award 1st Place
    Rutland Robo-Rattlers (Team 2451)
    Robot Performance Award 2nd Place
    Amazon River Dolphins (Team 388), East Montpelier
    Rising Star Award
    Robo Muffin (Team 22592), South Hero
    Norwich “I Will Try” Award
    Untitled Document #57 (Team 12295), Manchester

    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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