This weekend students, coaches, mentors, and parents will attend the
annual kickoff event of the FIRST LEGO League season at the Putnam Museum and Science Center.

This is Sponsored by the Putnam Museum and Science Center along with the Quad City Engineering and Science Council. It kicks off this weekend on September 24th. Registration for this free event begins at 8:00 a.m.

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About the event

This year’s challenge, “SUPERPOWERED,” will ask students to focus on energy. They’ll explore the ways in which energy is essential to our lives and consider where energy comes from, how it’s generated, how it’s distributed, and how much is being used.

Those gathered will be treated to exhibits and demonstrations throughout the morning
that explores energy and encourage participants to imagine a better energy future.  Steve Mielenhausen, Interim Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Putnam stated,

“The display, presentations, and professionals on hand willinspire kids to be creative while exploring wide-ranging ideas about energy,”

This event will have a keynote speaker and "FIRST" LEGO League Program Director Kim Wierman speaking about this incredible event. Comprehensive breakout sessions will further help prepare students, coaches, and teams for the season.


First stands for "For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology" it is a global STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) organization with more than 650,000 students internationally and a vibrant presence in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.


The kickoff event is Saturday, September 24th from 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. The event is FREE and provides participants a fun, interactive way to meet other teams, learn together, and share key FIRST LEGO League Challenge information leading to better experiences and
successes for the season. You can learn more here.

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