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February 16, 2014
by MIss Rap
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FLL Global Innovation Award

What is the FLL Global Innovation Award?

The FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award is designed to encourage and assist FLL teams to further develop their innovative solutions to real-world problems.  Any registered FLL team may enter their  invention to win the opportunity to take their idea to the next level. The FLL Global Innovation Award is a competition designed to celebrate the real-world, innovative solutions that FLL teams create as a result of their Project.

Who judges the submissions?
Experts in science, technology, engineering, and manufacturing to judge submissions. The FLL also ask subject matter experts that relate to the Challenge theme to judge. Every submission is reviewed. No personal information that would cause bias is ever given to the judges (team name, ages, gender, or location).

When will we find out who the finalists are?
Finalists will be announced in April 2014.

When will the winner be announced?
The winner will be announced at a special ceremony at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, VA on June 3, 2014.

How will the winners be determined?
Judging will be based on: Solution clearly results from the current FLL Challenge
Feasibility
Originality/Creativity
Efficiency: Simplicity/cost-effectiveness
Public benefit
Commercial viability

To see Ctrl+Alt+Del’s entry into the competition visit the link below.  Good Luck Team.

http://fllinnovationaward.firstlegoleague.org/hot-spot-spotter

February 11, 2014
by MIss Rap
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Article featured in The Waverley Leader.

The Ctrl + Alt + Del team was invited to compete at the Lego League Open European Championship in Spain in May after winning the national Lego League Robotics Challenge last year. Ctrl + Alt + Del consisted of 10 students aged 10 to 12 from Glendal, Berwick Lodge and Mount View primary schools.
Leader Newspaper

Former Glendal student Zoe, 12, who is now at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, said she was over the moon about going to Spain.
“It’s exciting to have the experience, to go to an international competition,” the Clayton girl said.
Zoe said while the competition was mostly boys, she hoped other girls would get involved.
“Robotics isn’t just for boys, it’s really fun,” Zoe said.

Glendal extension program co-ordinator Chris Gilligan said the students were uniquely talented.  Ctrl + Alt + Del made three robots for the national championships, including one designed to help bushfire recovery efforts.

If you’re interested in sponsoring the team’s trip to Spain, phone Glendal Primary School on 9803 1330 or Berwick Lodge Primary School on 9707 1766.

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