I had a conversation with one one of the senior managers of the FIRST Lego League challenge. FIRST Lego League or FLL is a robot related competition for students in grades four through eight. I mentioned that I had been to the Maine State FLL championship  recently ( Creating Engineers One Student At A Time ) and found that there were many more FLL teams than there were high school FRC or FTC ( FIRST Robotics Competition or FIRST Tech Challenge ) teams for them to join when they moved up to high school. Apparently the FIRST people see this as a problem of FLL orphans – students who get excited ...read more