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Cornell NanoScale Facility FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. Expo

The 13th CNF FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo was a blast! The 18 teams who attended showed off great imagination and thinking in the work on the Mission Moon challenge.

What would it be like to live on the moon?

Scenes from the 2019 Mission Moon. Photos by Don Tennant.

If you are interested in learning more about any of the FIRST programs, or want to get on the email list to be included next year, please email Dan Woodie, contact information below.

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]

Scenes from the 2018 Aqua Adventure!

Photos by Don Tennant


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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