Memorable moments from our rookie season: 2014/2015 World Class
Pictured is one of our team members assisting two participants in developing a line flower program to complete a mission designed for Green City Challenge. Two of our team members (one of them pictured here) put in over 21 hours during the summer helping with our camps.
During the summer, we held 3 different two-day skill building camps for children in the community to spark their interest in working with engineering projects and programming with EV3. Our hope was to purchase at least one EV3 with the money we raised. In the end, we were able to raise enough money to buy two complete kits!
This year we worked together as a team to design our own team shirts from the artwork, logo and layout to the awesome safety green color!
Since the FLL Louisiana Regional Championship, Bayou Builders FIRST Lego League team members have been engaged in different community presentations to showcase our FLL experience and spark the interest of local students and area leaders in STEM related activities.
While we definitely believe in the Core Value which states that what we learn during our FLL journey is more important that what we win, we are humbled by the notion that we now get to extend our journey to experiencing FLL on the national and international stage. Way to go Bayou Builders FIRST Lego League!
Coach Ben and the team having fun waiting for the awards ceremony to begin at the FLL Louisiana Regional Championship held at Holy Cross High School in New Orleans.
Team members appreciated the chance to meet with the Roaming Judges following their judging sessions for Core Values and their Project and boosting their confidence heading into give their Robot Design presentation.
We decided to use the team's pit area to showcase all our hard work this season. It was also a great perch for LIL MAMA, Piper & Al to get some rest as they cheered the team on during each judging session.
We enjoyed getting to support a fellow FLL team from California during our Regional Qualifier and State Tournaments by passing out information about their project ~ INSPIRE Core Values.
We worked hard as a team this year to balance time preparing between all three aspects of FLL ~ the Core Values, Robot Game & the Project. When we could, we worked in small groups based on what we were interested in doing. However, when it came to the big decisions we came together as a team to discuss, develop and agree upon a shared course of action.
In creating our personalized trinkets to hand out to our fellow FLL teams at the Regional Qualifier and State Competition, team members jumped at the chance to teach and mentor Coach Ben in the fine art of making rubber band bracelets.
Mrs. Sawyer is an instructor in the Education Department at Southeastern Louisiana University. She met with the Bayou Builders FIRST Lego League to help us better understand the different ways that people learn. She was one of several professionals that we met with over the course of developing iLearn. Team members were able to take what we learned from Mrs. Sawyer to apply it to our own learning environments at school and in studying at home.