What is FLL?
FIRST® LEGO® League guides youth through STEM learning and exploration at an early age. From Discover, to Explore, and then to Challenge, students will understand the basics of STEM and apply their skills in an exciting competition while building habits of learning, confidence, and teamwork skills along the way.
How Many FLL Teams are there in Montclair?
Right now, there are 4 Montclair FLL Teams: The Glenfield Gladiators (Glenfield Middle School), Buzz Aldrin ETC (Buzz Aldrin Middle School, Cobots (Montclair Cooperative School), and TORN (Renaissance Middle School).
FLL students create and build innovative solutions using EV3 robots. These robots can then be coded to navigate a themed map (changes every season) and complete as many obstacles as they can. Similar to FRC, there are multiple levels of competition, where the winners will advance to the next level. First and foremost, however, FLL is about teamwork and innovation.
This is represented in their core values:
as well as the FIRST philosophies of Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition®!
Many of Montclair Robotics’ members participated in FLL when they were in middle school.
Read more on the First Lego League website: https://www.firstlegoleague.org/
In the past few years, our team has mentored multiple of these teams. As of right now, we are currently mentoring The Glenfield Gladiators, TORN, and The Cobots.
- The Glenfield Gladiators: Mentored by Anisa Uddin
- TORN: Mentored by Issac Liu
- The Cobots: Mentored by Elliot Albright
- We have also previously mentored Buzz Aldrin ETC: Mentored by Sylvie Wurmser and Joshua Stout
By assisting these teams during both the season and offseason period, we have been able to help them grow and improve! These 3 teams have all participated in competitions at the regional level and have gone on to the state competition.