Engineering | Fulton Engineering Education Outreach

Arizona FIRST LEGO League

Season Kickoff

2017 FIRST Expo and Kickoff

Kickoff Presenter Schedule


September 9, 2017 from 9am – 4pm.

ASU Tempe Campus Memorial Union. 2nd floor

1290 S. Normal Ave

Tempe, AZ 85287

Free Admission!

Parking available in the Apache Parking Structure located at 1112 S Normal Ave, Tempe, 85281. Map


  • Junior FIRST LEGO League  Info Session and Workshop
  • FIRST LEGO League Kickoff and Workshops
    • Team Friendly Sessions:
      • Robot Game Reveal! – Join us at 9:00 am in the Ventana Ballroom where our Head Referee Scott Gray will be revealing and answering questions about this year’s robot game.  The session is open to the public and all coaches and team members are welcome to attend. 
      • Panel of Experts – Worried about finding an expert to talk to about your project? Look no further! We have been working hard to provide FLL team members with a Panel of Experts that work with water in all different capacities to give you some insight into your project questions. All FLL team members are welcome to come and be prepared to ask our experts any questions you may have. 
    • Coach Centered Sessions:
      • Don’t Forget the Rubric! – Taught by FLL supporter, volunteer, and mom – Myrna Rolfness, this workshop focuses on how to use the FLL rubrics to prepare your team for a fantastic season. 
      • Coach’s Tips and Tricks – Taught by our long-time volunteer Mark Pond, this session will focus on answering questions new coaches may have as well as providing best practices for being an FLL coach. 
      • Tournament Day 101 – Wondering what the tournament day will look like? Take it from our FLL mentor and volunteer Evin. He will walk you through what to expect on tournament day. 
      • FLL Tinker Station – The FLL Tinker station will be held by our robot expert Erik Von Burg and VISTA Brad Voracek. The idea of this station is not to stay for the full two hours, bur rather to come with one question that you would like to have answered about programming. This is meant for questions about particular programming issues you may be facing while learning how to navigate the EV3. This is NOT an introduction to programming course. Coaches, please be mindful that the line may be long. Once your questions have been answered by one of our robo experts, please allow other’s a turn in the room!
  • FIRST TECH Challenge Kickoff and Workshops
  • Cross Program Workshops


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can team members attend workshops?
    • That depends on the program. For FRC and FTC (middle and high school), team members are invited and encouraged to attend workshops. For FLL (upper elementary and middle school), workshops are geared toward coaches and mentors, however our robot game release and Panel of Experts are for team members too! That said,  ALL team members must be supervised by an adult.  Jr FLL, workshops are for coaches and mentors only.
  • What is the “Panel of Experts”?
    • The panel of experts will include organizations or individuals whose work focuses on the topic of the current season. It is geared toward FLL and FLL Jr. teams that are working on their research for their projects but it is open to EVERYONE including members of the public.
  • What workshops will be offered? Do I need to sign up for each?
    • We do not have any workshops this year that require pre-registration, however, we do have a robot tinker station that only allows a max of 20 participants at a time. Please be conscious of the fact that many people will have questions they want to ask our robot experts!
  • Who do I contact to learn more about each program?


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