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Volunteer with FIRST!

These amazing events need people like you. Training is available for all referees and judges. Judges may even complete the training online. Rubrics and score sheets are used to keep consistency between the teams.

Volunteer Opportunities

Referees carefully watch the actions of one team and robot during each round at their table, apply the rules consistently and accurately, record scores on Scoring Sheets and confirm the score with the team.

Robot Design Judges evaluate the teams design, development and programming of their robot. Programming and mechanical design experience is a benefit of this role.

Project Judges evaluate the teams’ problem identification, innovative solution and with whom they share their solution. The theme for this year is architecture. Experience with the theme is worthwhile, but not necessary.

Core Value Judges evaluate the teams’ ability to work together. Experience working with students or teams is worthwhile, but not necessary. Teachers and coaches make great Core Value judges.

General Volunteers provide assistance in the following ways/areas: time keeping, field attendants, team queuer, pit crew (including pit managers and pit runners), information area, escorts, and registration area.

Volunteer Registration

Register here and volunteer any of the Northeast Ohio FLL and Jr. FLL tournaments!



Learn about what this year's challenge is all about!

FIRST LEGO League Expo 2020 celebrates champions

The Jr. FLL Expo 2020 was held on Saturday, Jan. 25, at The University of Akron.  The following teams earned awards:

1st Champions Award
Brain Bots
2nd Champions Award TechNoLogic
1st Robot Performance Brain Bots
2nd Robot Performance Bovine Warriors
Engineering Excellence Charged Up
Motivate Award Buzz Buzz Sting Sting
Project Award Big Bad Brick Builders
Robot Design Positive Protons
Judges Award Spaghetti Slurpers
Cooperation Award AMS LEGO Architects
Break Through Award Buckeye Builders

Congratulations to our State Bound teams!

  • Big Bad Brick Builders
  • Bovine Warriors
  • Brain Bots
  • Brain Busters
  • Builder Birds
  • Buzz Buzz Sting Sting
  • Charged Up
  • Earthquaker Oats
  • IDK
  • Photosynthesizers
  • Positive Protons
  • TechNoLogic

Any Questions? Contact Us!

E-mail: urbanSTEM@uakron.edu

Phone: 330-972-5055


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