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Cornell NanoScale Facility FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. Expo

Scenes from 2017 Creature Craze!

Get pumped for the
FIRST® LEGO® League Jr.
2017/2018 season!

Registration for the Aqua Adventure
FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo is now open!

The Cornell NanoScale Facility will be hosting the 12th annual FIRST LEGO League Expo on Saturday, January 27th, from 1:00-3:30 PM in Duffield Hall on the Cornell University Engineering Quad. Registering your team to attend and participate in our Expo is a two-step process. First, register with FIRST (https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/flljr/start-a-team), to receive the Aqua Adventure challenge and materials. Second, complete the CNF FLL Jr. Expo Registration Form (PDF) to let us know you will be coming to our event. Registration is due by Wednesday, January 10th, so don't delay! Contact Dan Woodie with any questions concerning the FIRST LEGO League Jr. process.

Even if you don't form a FLL Jr. team for our event, the Expo will be open to the public. We have 28 teams this year! Opening Ceremony is at 1:00 p.m. in the Duffield Hall Atrium (directions below). Along with the exciting work of the 28 teams, there will be a robotics demonstration and more!  The Award Ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m.
Please join us.

Happy building!

If you have any questions on the CNF FLL Jr. Expo, please contact:
Daniel Woodie, CNF FLL Junior Expo Coordinator
Cornell University, 344 Duffield Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-2700
(607) 254-4891 • [email]
Directions and information for parking on Cornell campus [link]


It's never too early to discover STEM. STEM stands for to science, technology, engineering and math concepts. FIRST LEGO League Jr. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®.

Guided by adult Coaches, teams (up to 6 members, grades K-3) explore a real-world scientific problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc. Then they create a Show Me poster that illustrates their journey of discovery and introduces their team. They also construct a motorized model of what they learned using LEGO elements. In the process, teams learn about teamwork, the wonders of science and technology, and the FIRST LEGO League Jr. Core Values, which include respect, sharing, and critical thinking. At the close of each season, teams come together at Expos to strut their stuff, share ideas, celebrate, and have fun!


General Information about FIRST

is a nonprofit organization that has developed the FLL and Jr.FLL challenges for other organizations (like Cornell University) to run. The Cornell NanoScale Facility (CNF) at Cornell University operates independently from the FIRST organization, but runs the Expo following the framework developed by FIRST. More information about the FIRST organization and the competitions they organize at the elementary, middle, and high school levels can be found at their web site.

FIRST Web Site


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