Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork.

Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League* teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-8**) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.

It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their discovery journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the Program’s Core Values.


* An alliance between FIRST and the LEGO® Group

** Ages 9-14 in the U.S. and Canada. Ages vary by country.


T-shirt Design Contest

Design the next FIRST® Volunteer shirt for the state of Missouri!!

The Missouri FRC, FTC, FLL and FLL Jr. committees would like to invite YOU to be the designer for our next volunteer shirt!  We plan to launch the new shirt design for the 2017-2018 season. This contest is open to EVERYONE...students, mentors, parents;  anyone with a passion for FIRST and who loves to draw or design can enter



Select here for more information


Grant Announcements
No grants currently available - Tuesday, September 20, 2016




Additional Links
* The Eastern Missouri Region does not place children on teams.
Challenge Preview

2016 Animal Allies Challenge*

Click here for challenge updates: 

* Registration will close on Sept 30th or when all spots are filled. Please note that the Eastern Missouri Region is limited to 300 teams for the 2016/2017 season







The Eastern Missouri Region uses a qualifying system to advance forty (40) teams to our Championship event, which is held in December at St. Louis Community College–Florissant Valley.

Click here for a list of qualifiers and upcoming events.


Local Contacts

Name Role Email
Kathie Reuter FIRST LEGO League Operational Partner, Eastern Missouri
LeAnn Heumphreus   FIRST LEGO League Operational Partner, Eastern Missouri


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