Jahn Robotics Team
We're excited to kick off our first season of FIRST Lego League for Fall 2023! FIRST Lego League is a national robotics competition. Students in 4th to 8th grade
What is First Lego League?
Students at Jahn will be exposed to hands on experience engineering a robot to complete up to 15 challenges in 2 and ½ minutes. Students will also design an Innovation Project where they will identify a barrier to share their hobbies and interests and come up with a solution to help spread awareness of their interests. You can learn more at the FIRST Masterpiece season website.
Who can participate?
* Open to students in 4th to 8th grade
* No prior programming experience needed!
* Students must commit to attending at least one of the two weekly sessions
* Students should be available to attend a tournament - likely on Saturday, December 16, specific date to be confirmed by November.
The team meets after school twice a week on Monday and Wednesday from 3:00pm until 4:30pm.
The first meeting is Wednesday, September 13 after school in Room 308.
The robotics club is run by parent volunteers Luke Shepard and John Vivoda. Luke is a software engineer with experience in Silicon Valley, and he has previously coached a FIRST Lego League team elsewhere in Chicago. He has a 5th and 6th grader at Jahn. John builds software products. He serves on the LSC and has two 3rd graders and a Kindergartener at Jahn.
We welcome additional volunteers - please email Luke if you're interested in helping!