FIRST® LEGO® League, one of four STEM-learning programs from FIRST®, immerses kids in real-world science and technology challenges. Teams of kids ages 9 to 14 are challenged to design their own solution to current scientific problems, then build LEGO®robots that perform autonomous “missions.” In the process, they develop valuable life skills and discover exciting career possibilities in science and technology. They even discover that they, too, can make positive contributions to society.
About FIRST LEGO League Virginia + D.C.
Science and technology leaders are made, not born.
Our mission is to inspire young people at a time when relevant and engaging STEM programs have the greatest impact on their future endeavors.
We celebrate science and technology by seeking creative solutions through our core values of mentorship, teamwork, friendly competition, shared discovery, Gracious Professionalism®, Coopertition® and having fun!
Virginia + Washington, D.C. had humble beginnings with only a single team in 1999. By 2012 we had grown to 600 teams, making us the largest FIRST LEGO League organization worldwide!
But our work isn’t finished. We’re only reaching about 400 out of 2,100 elementary and middle schools and many of our existing teams need financial support.
Interest in STEM subjects at a young age is a powerful indicator for a meaningful career.
Our vision is to generate interest in STEM subjects by reaching all 2,100 elementary and middle schools in our region.
When our kids grow up to be STEM leaders, we want them to remember FIRST LEGO League as the experience that made the difference!
Executive Director/Championship Tournament Director
Decider in Chief for all game related questions
Director of Regional Qualifying Tournaments
FIRST Senior Mentor
FIRST Championship Tournament Volunteer Coordinator
Bill and Susan Duggins
FIRST Emeriti Family