Archive for September, 2011

NJ FLL Qualifier Event Registration Opens on 10/1/11

FLL time bricks

The NJ FLL qualifying event registration is now opened from 10/1/11 (or midnight 9/30/11) to 10/14/10.  There are a couple event locations to choose from, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Ready or not, each FLL team should attend one qualifying event.
First thing to do is to make sure that your team profile is complete in [...]

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LRC “Food Factors” Meet the Experts Series

FLL2011 FoodFactor supporter 1

Livingston Robotics Club is announcing our line-up of  Meet the Experts for the FIRST LEGO League “Food Factor” season. As our FLL teams are busy learning about food safety and planning their own field trips, our membership has its privileges to some additional opportunities.
First up in October are two guided tours at Livingston Shoprite, hosted by their in-house [...]

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Liberty Science Center Skyline Cafe Tour 10/19/11

[ October 19, 2011; 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] LRC members-only tour of Liberty Science Center Cafe Skyline to learn about the restaurant food safety program, from loading dock to plate.  This exclusive tour will be held on Wednesday 10/19/11 at 5 PM at Liberty Science Center sponsored by the LSC Restaurant Association to learn about their food safety protocol.  The “from loading dock to plate” tour is about [...]

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Livingston Shoprite Food Safety Tour II, 10/13/11

[ October 13, 2011; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Location: Livingston Shoprite, Livingston, NJ.  Meet at the Bistro area.

Meet the Expert: Shoprite’s Retail Dietitian, Christine Patorniti, RD & Heather Marino, MS RD
Space is limited to 12 kids, first come, first serve.

The LRC teams will be given a store tour and an information session on:

General food safety guidelines for canning/boxing/milling/shipping/storage
Types of food bourne illnesses develop from the [...]

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NJ FLL Practice Day

[ November 13, 2011; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] St. Joseph’s Regional High School
145 Plainfield Ave.
Metuchen, NJ 08840 Metuchen, NJ

Robot performance practice rounds only,no judging. The robot missions are scored but scores are not published. Work out the bugs and learn how the competition field works. Highly recommended for rookie teams.

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NJ FLL Regional Qaulifiers

[ December 3, 2011; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Liberty Science Center (Jersey City, NJ)
Sparta (Lafeyette, NJ)
Rowan (Glassboro, NJ) – advance to Delaware State FLL Championship

 

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NJ FLL Qualifier Registration Opened

[ October 1, 2011; ] Event registration: https://gofll.usfirst.org/

General Event Finder: http://usfirst.org/whatsgoingon

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Livingston Shoprite Food Safety Tour I, 10/10/11

[ October 10, 2011; 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm. ] Location: Livingston Shoprite, Livingston, NJ.  Meet at the Bistro area. Meet the Expert: Shoprite’s Retail Dietitian, Christine Patorniti, RD & Heather Marino, MS RD

Space is limited to 12 kids, first come, first serve. (full)

The LRC teams will be given a store tour and an information session on:
General food safety guidelines for canning/boxing/milling/shipping/storage
Types of food bourne illnesses develop from [...]

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Food Safety & Production Lecture

[ September 16, 2011; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Tony Benzinger, President of Sundance Foods, will be speaking to us about food safety and production procedures in the United States.

Tony will be available to speak with your teams before the meeting and afterwards during our question and answer period. He has been working in the food production industry for over 30 years and currently [...]

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FLL “Food Factor” Challenge Unveiled

FLL2011 FoodFactor Mat 1

The 2011-12 FIRST LEGO League (FLL) “Food Factor” challenge has been revealed on September 2, 2011.  The complete challenge can be found here.  The NJ FLL teams have approximately 11 weeks to prepare for the regional qualifiers to be held on November 19, 2011.  Let’s Go teams!
Robot Design (last updated November 4, 2011)
YouTube programming videos (added 11/4/11)
Food Factor [...]

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