FIRST 2013 Annual Reportv2 - page 14-15

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Celebrating
All of our work is
truly a team effort
and everyone is
really supportive.”
J
onathan
A
lcaraz
,
team member
Accomplishments
Approximately 204,000 9-16 year-olds* on
20,430 teams from more than 70 countries
participated in this season’s Challenge
* 9-14 in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico
Noteworthy
FLL Innovation Ambassadors celebrated Coopertition
®
between countries at the House of Sweden, Washington, D.C.;
innovation celebration broadcast between the
and U.S.
embassies around the world, which hosted local FLL teams
The Challenge
Teams researched and shared their
innovative solutions for improving the
quality of life for seniors, then used a
team-designed autonomous robot,
programmed with a LEGO
®
MINDSTORMS
®
kit, to complete “missions” that help
seniors maintain their lifestyle
Competitions
3
889 Qualifying Events
3
129 Championship Tournaments
3
3 Open Championships
3
FLL World Festival in St. Louis
1998
200
2000
1,54
2002
3,001
2003
4, 31
2004
5,859
2005
7, 01
2006
8,847
2007
10,941
2008
13,7 5
2009
14,725
2010
16,762
2011
18,323
2012
20,430
YEAR
Teams
Celebrating
INCLUSION
FLL TEAM “DOT BOTS” MENTORS
KAY PRUETT | GERRY COCCO
TEAM GROWTH
Established
one of the few FLL teams in the world composed
entirely of blind or visually impaired members
Invented
an “iFind” device that helps the
visually-impaired find and identify
items on store shelves
Demonstrated
that the visually impaired can compete on the same
level as sighted people by becoming co-recipients
of a regional FLL Qualifier Champion’s award
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7,
2006
8,847
2007
10,941
2008
13,
705
2010
16,762
2011
18,323
2012
20,430
YEAR
Teams
Grades 4-8
at USFIRST.ORG/ABOUTUS/DOT-BOTS
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