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2008 Program

Climate Connections

Embark on an exploration of the earth's climate in the Climate Connections Challenge! Discover the links between science, people, resources and communities. Unearth how we learn about past climates and delve into questions surrounding our current and future climatic conditions. Join FLL teams in creating a global game plan as they make these Climate Connections!

Results of the Intel Oregon FLL 2008 Championship Tournaments held at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Oregon

The 2008 FLL Qualifying Tournaments were held in Portland, Hillsboro, Vancouver, Wilsonville, Oregon City, Corvallis, Roseburg, Bend, Salem and LaGrande.

Date
City
Site
other preliminary info
Approximate Team Registration Start Time

Approximate Tournament End Time

December 6 & 7
Bend
SkyView MS
Open to the Public
~9:00am
~3:15 pm
December 6 & 7
Corvallis
Linus Pauling MS
Open to the public
~7:30 am
~3:45 pm
December 6
Hillsboro
Poynter Middle School

Poynter Tournament Link

Open to the Public

8:00 am
4:00 pm
December 13 & 14
Hillsboro
Hillsboro High School

HillHi Tournament Link

Open to the Public

9:00 am
4:00 pm

December 6, 7, 13 & 14

Hillsboro
Intel - Jones Farm Conference Center
Not Open to the Public (parents permitted by ticket only)
7:00 am
~4:00 pm
December 6
LaGrande
Eastern Oregon University
Open to the Public
8:00 am
~5:00 pm
December 6
Oregon City
Gardiner MS
Open to the Public
7:45 am
~5:00 pm
December 13
Portland
Catlin Gabel School
Open to the Public
8:00 am
~4:00 pm
December 13
Roseburg
Umpqua Comm College
Open to the Public
8:30 am
~3:00 pm
December 13
Salem
West Salem High School
Open to the Public
8:00 am
~4:00pm
December 13 & 14
Wilsonville
Mentor Graphics
Open to the Public
8:00 am
~4:30 pm
December 6 & 7
Vancouver
Salmon Creek Elementary
Open to the public
8:00 am
~4:00 pm

Useful FLL Climate Connections Links:

Connections Overview

Project Description and Resources

Mission Descriptions with Tabs for Rules, Field Set-up and Resources

The FLL US Open Championship

Congratulations to Oregon's Team #47 The Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies from Beaverton, OR - 3rd Place Champion's Award Winner at the FIRST LEGO League U.S. OPEN Championship held in Dayton, Ohio, May 7 - 9.

Check out the Fire Breathing Ruber Duckies in "O"Magazine online !!!!!
Media Alert for World Championship Teams - May 4, 2009

FIRST LEGO League World Festival in Atanta, Ga April 16 - 18, 2009

Congratulations to Oregon FLL World Festival Teams
Teams #2- The Hobbots from Canby - Oregon Co-State Champion and Team #40 Team Um from Beaverton, OR - FLL Core Values World Festival Team.
Oregon's teams had a great time competing and meeting other teams from around the world. Team Um wowed the crowd at the opening ceremonies with their parody song "The Day the NXT Died". Lyrics here

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2007 Program

How do our personal energy choices to heat our homes, fuel our cars, charge our cell phones, power our computers, or even download music to our iPods impact the environment, economy, and life around the globe? Which resources should we use and why? Explore how energy production and consumption choices affect the planet and our quality of life today, tomorrow, and for future generations. Can FIRST LEGO League teams find the ultimate solution to this global Power Puzzle? 

Results of the Intel Oregon FLL 2007 Championship Tournaments

Dates of the ORTOP 2007 FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournaments:

Intel Oregon 2007 FIRST LEGO League QUALIFYING TOURNAMENTS
Date
City
Location (click link for map)
 
WEEK ONE
12/1
LaGrande
 
12/1
Roseburg
 
WEEK TWO
12/8
Bend
 
12/8
Oregon City
 
12/8
Portland
 
12/8
Hillsboro
 
12/8 & 12/ 9
Hillsboro
Intel - Jones Farm Conference
 
12/8 & 12/9
Vancouver
Salmon Creek Elementary
 
WEEK THREE
12/15
Klamath Falls
 
12/15 & 12/16
Hillsboro
 
12/15 & 12/16
Hillsboro
Intel - Jones Farm Conference
 
12/15 & 12/16
Wilsonville
 
12/15 & 12/16
Corvallis
 
12/16
Salem
 
 
Intel Oregon 2007 FIRST LEGO League CHAMPIONSHIPS & JFLL Expo
1/19/08
Hillsboro
 
1/20/08
Hillsboro
 

Intel Oregon FIRST LEGO League 2007 Qualifying Tournament Assignments by Team #

Intel Oregon FIRST LEGO League 2007 Tournament Teams (by County & Team City)

Intel Oregon 2007 FLL Championship Tournaments in January 2008

ORTOP held two Championship tournamenst for the 2007 Season in January 2008. To be invited to this tournament a team must first participate in an ORTOP Qualifying Tournament and place at the top of one of the overall tournament categories.

The Intel Oregon FIRST LEGO League 2007 Championship Tournaments was held on January 19 and 20, 2008 at Liberty High School, Hillsboro. 113 teams that did well enough at a Qualifying Tournaments were invited to attend a Championship Tournaments. Liberty High School in Hillsboro has been the site of the Intel Oregon FIRST LEGO League State Tournament for three years.

Intel Oregon 2007 FIRST LEGO League Championship Teams

Video of Power Puzzle Missions posted 5/4/09

LINK TO ALL Power Puzzle Documents posted 5/4/09

High Tech Kids FLL International Open Update! 5/6/08

Congratulations to FIRST LEGO League Team #2020 Plastic Mini Figures who captured the 2nd Place Champions Award at the High Tech Kids International Open on Saturday, May 3rd. The Sylvan Nanites posted a 12th place overall ranking out of the 61 teams from 11 countries who attended the event.

World Festival Update! 4/22/08

Congratulations to our FLL & FTC representatives to the FIRST World Festival. Our FLL teams participated in a truly global experience with more than 20 countries represented. "What you discover is more important than what you win". Our teams discovered and learned a lot during the two days of competition and sharing. At the awards ceremony our FLL teams were honored with World Festival Medallions. The Brainy Bunch received an Honorable Mention for Research Quality & The Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies received a 2nd Place Trophy for Programming.

FIRST World Festival Pictures!

FLL World Festival Video

2006 Program

Nano Quest

The 2006 Nano Quest Challenge. As visionaries and scientists, the 2006 FIRST LEGO League teams explored unimaginably amazing new technologies that start in the nano world and lead to the things we do and use every day.

Intel Oregon FLL 2006 State Championship Tournament

The Intel Oregon FLL 2006 State Championship Tournament was held on Saturday, January 13, 2007 at Liberty High School in Hillsboro.

Click here for a list of the trophies and plaques awarded at the tournament

Click here for the team rankings before the award assignment process.

To view a video introduction to our seventy-five 2006 Intel Oregon FLL State Championship teams click here. Warning: This is a 38MB file.

For a list of 2006 Intel Oregon FLL State Championship teams click here

ORTOP 2006 Local Tournaments

Twenty-one local FLL qualifying tournaments were held in Oregon and SW Washington during the first three weekends in December 2006.

CITY
LOCATION
DATE
RANKINGS*
Bend See Redmond below
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Corvallis Linus Pauling Middle School
12/2
Corvallis Linus Pauling Middle School
12/3
Eugene St. Paul Parish School
12/9
Hillsboro Hillsboro High School
12/9
Hillsboro Hillsboro High School
12/10
Hillsboro Intel Jones Farm
12/2
Hillsboro Intel Jones Farm
12/3
Hillsboro Intel Jones Farm
12/9
Hillsboro Intel Jones Farm
12/10
Hillsboro Poynter Middle School
12/2
Klamath Falls Oregon Institute of Technology
12/9
LaGrande Eastern Oregon University
12/2
Oregon City Gardiner Middle School
12/9
Portland Catlin Gabel School
12/9
Redmond Evergreen Elementary School
12/16
Redmond Evergreen Elementary School
12/17
Roseburg Umpqua Community College
12/9
Vancouver Salmon Creek Elementary
12/9
Vancouver Salmon Creek Elementary
12/10
Wilsonville Mentor Graphics
12/9
Wilsonville Mentor Graphics
12/10

* At the tournaments a variety of trophies were awarded. No team was more awarded more than trophy.

VIDEO OF Nano Quest Missions

Nano Quest TEAM HOTLINKS

THE ROBOT GAME LINKS

FLL Read this FIRST

How to build a competition table

Competition Table Specifications

Nano Quest Field Set-up Directions

Nano Quest Mission Descriptions

Nano Quest Challenge Rules

National Nano Quest Q & A

ORTOP Nano Quest Q & A

VIDEO OF Nano Quest Missions

THE PROJECT LINKS

The Nano Quest Research Project (the 5 minute research presentation)

FLL Nano Quest Research Page (Lots of ideas and cool videos)

Other Resources

OMSI LINKS TO Nanotechnology Resources

Link to FEI's Mike Thompson's Powerpoint "What is Nanotechnology and Why is it Important" from the Sept. 27th OMSI lecture.

Buckyball.com

Nanotechnology Now!

Build a Buckyball

IEEE-What is Nanotechnology

Article on Oregon NanoTech Center

IEEE-Virtual Museum

National Nanotechnology Initiative

Secret Worlds:The Universe Within

Dividing Line

2005 Program

 

FLL teams use science and technology to better understand the world's oceans. FIRST LEGO League travels into the depths of the ocean to explore the mysteries that lie below.

The oceans are of vital importance to the health of the Earth and to everyone that lives on this planet; yet only 1% of these magnificent bodies of water have been studied. Oceans provide inspiration, fun, and food. They absorb carbon and generate oxygen, profoundly affecting the global environmental system. A distress call has been issued to FIRST LEGO League teams around the world to find solutions that will sustain the health, biodiversity, and productivity of the world’s oceans for present and future generations.

Intel Oregon FIRST LEGO LEAGUE 2005 STATE TOURNAMENT

"Ocean Odyssey"

January 14, 2006
Liberty High School, Hillsboro, OR

This year over 2200 students on 331 teams competed at 16 Intel Oregon FLL 2005 Local Tournaments throughout Oregon and SW Washington. Local Tournaments were held Dec 3rd and 4th and Dec. 10th and 11th. 82 outstanding teams from the 16 local tournaments advanced to the State Tournament.

The State Tournament for the 2005 season was held at Liberty High School in Hillsboro on Saturday, January 14, 2006. Here are some useful links:

 

2004 Program

Results from 2004 State Tournament

The Intel Oregon FIRST LEGO League 2004 State Tournament was held on Sunday, January 16, 2005. Because of the weather, only 62 of the 76 teams that planned to attend were able to do so. Those that attended appeared to have a great time showing off their robots, making presentations to the judging panels, and competing for the twelve award categories. A list of the awards can be displayed by clicking here. To view photographs of the winning teams click here. Team rankings are available by clicking here. Because no team could win more than one award, those listed at the top of a ranking are often different from those that received the corresponding awards.

Congratulations to all the teams for all that they accomplished! And, a big thank you to the hundreds of volunteers that served as coaches and mentors and put on the Tournament!

Press coverage:

Bend Bulletin, 1/17/05
Wilsonville Spokesman, 1/21/05

Results from 2004 Local Tournaments

Ninety-eight teams received awards at a Local Tournament in December 2004. You'll find the list in Acrobat format by clicking here.

Eighty teams received invitations to participate at the Intel Oregon FIRST LEGO League 2004 State Tournament that will be held at Liberty High School on Sunday, January 16, 2005. You'll find a list of the teams in Acrobat format by clicking here.

Resource Links for the 2004 Season

Here are some resources for the No Limits challenge and research assignment:

2003 Program

The Intel Oregon FIRST LEGO League 2003 State Tournament held at Liberty High School on January 17, 2004 was a great success. 77 teams participated and 36 teams took home trophies or plaques. For a complete list of the winners click here. Congratulations to all those that participated for all they learned and accomplished!

Here is an analysis of how the teams ranked in each of the various judging categories.

During the tournament we showed two videos. These videos are now available on the web:

The ten Local Tournaments in December were a lot of fun. We were impressed by what the teams were able to accomplish during the short fall season. Congratulations to all the teams! Here are some lists you may find interesting:

Several newspapers have already provided excellent coverage of Local Tournaments including

Team rankings for each Tournament are available. Rankings are given for Robot Design, Research Presentation, Teamwork, and Robot Performance categories as well as the overall Director's category.

The Robot Design Category is based on three judging rubrics:

The Research Presentation Category is based on three judging rubrics:

The Teamwork Presentation Category is based on a a Teamwork rubric.

The Robot Performance is based on a set of missions, each with its own score.

Here are some combined statistics from the table competitions at the ten Local Tournaments:

Local tournaments were held around Oregon and Southwest Washington. Most of these tournaments were all-day events.

Teams that scored among the top overall at these Local Tournaments were invited to the State Tournament on January 17, 2004.

Here are some resources for the Mission Mars challenge and research assignment:

In addition to the materials listed above, there are a variety of other resources available on the FLL web site.

2002 Program

Over 140 teams participated in the Oregon program in 2002.

The FIRST LEGO League 2002 Oregon State Tournament was held on Saturday, January 18, 2003 at Clackamas High School.

Here are some resources for the City Sights challenge and research assignment:

In addition to the materials listed above, there are a variety of other resources available on the FLL web site.

A downloadable digital video containing six minutes of highlights from the 2002 season is available. We also have a 30-minute videotape of highlights from the 2002 season.

The results from the Oregon State Tournament at Clackamas High School on January 18, 2003 are available.. Photographs of all the teams and candid shots from the Tournament are also available.

Earlier, we held two successful play-off tournaments in December. Here are the results:

2001 Program

The FIRST LEGO League (FLL) 2001 Oregon State Tournament was held on December 1, 2001 at Wilsonville High School. The tournament attracted more than 60 teams from around Oregon and the Northwest. An Acrobat file listing the 36 trophy winners is also available.