NEOHBots May Newsletter

NEOHBots is planning two summer outings this year to showcase our FLL spirit and get teams together in the off-season.

It’s not summer without baseball. Join us at either Canal Park on June 26 as the Akron Rubber Ducks take on the Trenton Thunder or August 28 at Classic Park to watch the Lake Erie Captains defend their home turf against the Lansing Lugnuts.

Both events will have a FLL booth where our team can present more information about FIRST Lego League
and other FIRST events. Kids can run the bases before the game at Canal Park and there will be fireworks after the game at Classic Park.

Tickets can be purchased for the Duck’s game at https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/Bu y.asp?EventID=159759#.Vxjn2_krLC8 using promo code NEOH (case-sensitive). Captains tickets can be purchased from their website using the promo code NEOHBOTS (case-sensitive).

If you need more information, please contact Karen Plaster at kbp9@uakron.edu.

State FIRST Lego League Tournament Results

We would like to recognize some of the teams that represented Northeast Ohio at the State FIRST Lego League Tournament in Dayton, February 6-7, 2016.

Coaches Award – Michelle Williams, Symphonic 8
Martin Luther King Award – Smart Cookies.
Presentation, 1st Place – BORG Mechanical Design, 2nd Place – Brain Bots
Inspiration Award, 2nd Place –
Tuxedo 7
Gracious Professionalism Award, 2nd Place – Crazy Rhinos
Gracious Professionalism, 1st Place
– Smart Cookies
Champions Award, 2nd Place –
RoboBacon

Congratulations to RoboBacon on their advancement! They will be participating in The FLL Razorback Invitational May 19-22 where they will be competing
with 72 teams at the University of Arkansas.

Have YOU Signed up for Think Tank to Shark Tank?

We know you’re all about STEM – but let’s get down to business! This summer, we are excited to host an awesome day camp aimed at students in grades 5-8!

The camp will be held at the University of Akron campus and will cover engineering and entrepreneur basics. Participants will conduct research, design & constructa product, and pitch their product to Sharks/Business Leaders.

The camp will run between 9:00 – 3:30 pm from July 18-22. Interested? Sign up and get more information today! https://www.uakron.edu/education/FLL/ind ex.dot

FLL Orientation and Engineering Camps Held this summer in Mayfield

Children grades 4-6 will learn the components of the FLL program while exploring group challenges, construction a
robot and attachments, and learn to program their robot. Those participating in the Engineering camp will learn to code in the FabLab. More information is available at the NEOHBots Website!

UPCOMING EVENTS

WORLDS
April 27-30, 2016 – St. Louis
July 18-22, 2016 – Think Tank to Shark Tank Summer Camp
June 6 – August 12, 2016 – Camp Wise: STEAM Camp
August 1-5, 2016 – FLL Orientation Camp, Mayfield
August 1-5, 2016 – Engineering Camp, Mayfield
June 26, 2016 – Akron Rubber Ducks
August 27 – Lake Erie Captains

Interested in FLL?

Are you new to FIRST Lego League and interested in getting involved? NEOHBots is here to help!

Contact Karen Plaster (kbp9@uakron.edu) to get more information.