The Fantastic Five at the World Festival The Fantastic Five traveled to the FIRST® Championship and World Festival in Detroit. Arriving on April 24th, the teams witnessed the latest science and technology on display. "The Innovation Fair was cool. We got to hold a de-cellularized human heart, learn about deep brain stimulation, and have a conversation with a robot that could read team t-shirts." One of their favorite parts of the weekend was interacting with other teams. "The team from Denmark was so friendly and nice. They showed and explained all of their code to us and invited us to [...]
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Do you have an imaginative LEGO-fanatic? Is there an elementary school student at your house who needs to practice teamwork skills? Know any kids who aren't interested in sports? Do you have a kid who just needs a place to belong? EmBe is bringing FIRST® LEGO® League Junior to South Dakota! Designed to bring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) principals to participants aged 6-10, FIRST LEGO League Junior (FLL-Jr) is a fun, non-competitive, team-based activity. Working as a part of a team, participants will build motorized LEGO models. They will also research a science or engineering theme, and make [...]
Ellie Abraham received her award and presented her gift to EmBe's Executive Director for Youth Programs, Stacy Stahl at Brookings High School's Athletic Awards. South Dakota State Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year, Ellie Abraham, awarded EmBe with a $1000 grant to help accomplish our mission to empower women and families to enrich lives. Abraham is a junior at Brookings High School. It's her second time being named Gatorade’s South Dakota Cross Country Runner of the Year. While this award recognizes incredible athletic performance, it also highlights athletes with high academic achievement and positive character both on [...]
The FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® LEGO® League Junior Themes have been released. Registration is now open! Register Here At the FIRST World Festival in Houston, TX, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and LEGO Education released the themes for the 2019-2020 FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Lego League Junior seasons. The new theme for FLL is called City Shaper. Logo for FLL Season City Shaper Images released show that the theme is focused on Urban Planning and Architecture. For the first time ever, a LEGO designer specializing in their architectural building line was [...]
The competition season for FIRST® LEGO® League is over. Over 440 area students competed during the 2018-2019 INTO-ORBIT season in this dynamic STEM program that is a signature program of EmBe. They built and programmed their robot to complete missions. They researched and presented their innovative solution. They received their medals and trophies. They danced and had fun. However, most of those 66 teams have now finished their season. However, we do have a few exceptions! When Life Gives You Llamas 2019 FLL Into-Orbit 1st Place ChampionsTeam #4713 When Life Gives you Llamas Team #4713 When Life Gives [...]