2011 Livingston Jr. FLL Expo, 5/28/11

The 2nd annual outdoor Livingston Jr. FIRST LEGO League Expo is here!

Location: Civic Center Road, Livingston, NJ,  aka. the Town Oval. (If rain: 30 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston, New Jersey 07039, at the Livingston High School cafeteria)
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2011
Time: 10 AM to 3 PM
Registration Fee: For Jr.FLL team, $35 event registration per team (LRC team is free). The event is free and open to Expo visitor.
Max capacity:
20 teams (Registration is closed with 16 teams)

Parking: at St. Philomena Church or behind the Livingston Municipal Building (for the safety of the children, the oval will be closed to vehicular traffic)

Schedule (updated 5/25/11):

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Team registration, pit set up, and enjoy nearby activities.

(Each team will be provided with a 3′ x 8′ table and 3 chairs.  Go ahead, decorate your table and yourselves!  Wear your team shirts.  The team presentation time will be assigned based on your team arrival time).

11:00 AM to 11:15 AM: Welcome and Opening Ceremony

11:15 AM to 12:30 PM: Presentation sessions

(10-minutes “show and tell” review session per team at your table, including the 5-minutes max. team presentation (skit, show, etc.) and some Q&As from the Reviewers. Teams who are are done with your presentation can visit other nearby activities.)

12:30 PM to 1 PM: Lunch (food vendors are available at the event).

1 PM to 1:30 PM : Presentation by St. Barnabas Medical Center about the da Vinci robotics surgical system

1:30 PM to 1:45 PM: Award ceremony

1:45 PM to 3 PM: BioBus hands-on experiment (Jr.FLL participants only). Enjoy nearby activities.

3 PM: take down and pack up

This is the largest outdoor Jr. FLL Expo in the area to celebrate the end of the “Body Forward” Jr.FLL season and enjoy some family fun for the young children. The Expo will be inside a tent, take place in conjunction with the Family Festival Day for the Livingston Youth Appreciation Week.

This year, the LRC Jr. FLL Expo is proudly sponsored by the St. Barnabas Medical Center.  We will have real doctors from the medical robotics surgery team as the Jr. FLL “Body Forward” Reviewers!! How exciting could that be?!  Come on teams, let’s impress them!

In addition, Livingston Robotics Club will once again, incorporate additional “Body Forward” enrichment activities and robotics related exhibitions for the Jr. FLL participants and all visitors:

  • BioBus with hands-on experiments using microscopes and demonstration of micro- and nano-bots (11 AM to 1:45 PM open for public. 1:45 PM to 3 PM for Jr. FLL participants.  Free admission)

Worms, robots, and the future of medicine! Climb aboard the BioBus, a carbon-neutral microscope lab on wheels, and figure out what these all have in common. We will study how simple organisms, such as the nematode worm C. elegans, use chemical signals to navigate and to find food. Then, with the assistance of professional engineers from the Iridescent Science Studio, we will design a robot that can do the same thing. This is a fun design challenge with important medical implications: doctors and engineers across the world are working to create miniature robots that could be injected into patients and heal
the body. With the ability to use chemical signals, these robots could find and destroy cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone. Board the BioBus to get started!

  • Medical robotics presentation from St. Barnabas Medical Center
  • FIRST LEGO League “Body Forward” exhibition (team Landrias)
  • FIRST Tech Challenge robot exhibition (teams Landroids from LRC and Lancers from Livingston High School)

In addition to the above, our Expo is part of the Family Festival Day, with outdoor fun for young children from 10 AM to 3 PM. The Jr. FLL participants and their friends & families will be able to enjoy free activities such as the inflatable rides, petting zoo, face painting, arts and crafts, games, bike rodeo (bring your bike for a safety check from 1 PM to 4 PM), the classic car and truck show, a multi-cultural performance at 3 PM and more.  The evening will conclude with a movie under the stars.

For info of the 2010 Livingston Jr. FLL Expo, see here.  For event photos, see here.

Participant Team List:

Jr. FLL Team # Team Name City, State LRC Member
48 Knock It Off Cams Glen Rock, NJ
69 Astro Boy Livingston, NJ yes
241 Spongebots Livingston, NJ yes
503 RoboSharks Springfield, NJ yes
895 Legobotics Livingston, NJ yes
998 Extreme Inventors Livingston, NJ yes
1356 SCS Cedar Grove, NJ
1423 Magic Ponies Montvale, NJ
1619 SCS 2 Cedar Grove, NJ
1906 Banana Serpent Monsters Glen Rock, NJ
1753 DragoBots Old Bridge, NJ yes
1872 Atomic Fireball Livingston, NJ Harrison Kidz Klub
1941 Central Rockets Glen Rock, NJ
1960 Brain Builders Kendall Park, NJ yes
2004 Emperors Morris Plains, NJ
2009 BioBuilders Short Hills, NJ

Note: If you have questions regarding the registration list or the event, please contact jrfll@livingstonrobotics.org. Team name and team # must correlate with the usfirst.org team registration information.

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