FIRST 2013 Annual Report - page 14-15

15
14
Celebrating
All of ourwork is
truly a team effort
and everyone is
really supportive.”
J
onathan
A
lcaraz
,
teammember
Accomplishments
Approximately 204,000 9-16 year-olds* on
20,430 teams frommore than70 countries
participated in this season’sChallenge
* 9-14 in theU.S., Canada, andMexico
Noteworthy
FLL InnovationAmbassadors celebratedCoopertition
®
between countries at theHouse of Sweden,Washington, D.C.;
innovation celebrationbroadcast between the
andU.S.
embassies around theworld, which hosted local FLL teams
TheChallenge
Teams researched and shared their
innovative solutions for improving the
quality of life for seniors, then used a
team-designed autonomous robot,
programmedwith a LEGO
®
MINDSTORMS
®
kit, to complete “missions” that help
seniorsmaintain their lifestyle
Competitions
3
889QualifyingEvents
3
129ChampionshipTournaments
3
3OpenChampionships
3
FLLWorldFestival inSt. 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
FLLTEAM “DOTBOTS”MENTORS
KAYPRU |GERRYCOCCO
TEAMGROWTH
Established
one of the fewFLL teams in theworld composed
entirely of blindor visually impairedmembers
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 sightedpeopleby becoming co-recipients
of a regional FLLQualifier Champion’s award
05
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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