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We need FIRST LEGO League judges and you can help from the comfort of your own home! 
From across Virginia and Washington, D.C., these 72 Championship teams have spent eight weeks or more studying, researching, building, problem-solving the way through this season’s STEM challenge. They are ready to share their hard work with you!

Judging will be held virtually on Wed, 12/1 and Thurs, 12/2 from either 3:30-7 PM EST or 4:30-8 PM EST.  
Volunteers can help out on just one day or both!
No experience is needed!

Why Volunteer?
It is a great way to offer your expertise and mentorship to aspiring STEM leaders.
If you are interested in knowing more about the program, it is one of the best ways to see what it’s all about.
Opportunities like this wouldn’t be possible without the help of volunteers, like you!

What does an FIRST LEGO League Judge do?

FIRST LEGO League judge panels meet with teams for a 25 minute judging session. Each judging panel consists of a Innovation Project Judge, Robot Design Judge, and Core Values Judge. While the judging panel works together, they are each responsible for asking questions and assessing teams on their area. Before meeting with the team, judges will get to watch the project presentation, review information and sample coding on their robot, and find out more about their team! After the judging sessions, each judge completes a rubric for the team and provides them with feedback.

What is this season’s challenge about?

This season’s challenge is, Cargo Connect! Teams have been learning all about issues related to cargo and the transportation of that cargo around the world. You can see a full Challenge Overview HERE. Now they are ready to share their Innovation Project and Robot Design all while using the FIRST Core Values to work as a team!

What training is provided?

While no experience is required, we do provide an hour long training in both a pre-recorded and live sessions! We also provide several resources including a judging sample script, sample questions, and other resources specific to each judging area. Everything to get you ready!

What does this a typical session look like?

For this season, we are running 3.5 judging sessions. Judges will meet for the first 20 minutes to check in and make sure that everyone has the resources they need. Then judging panels will meet with four teams in 45 minute cycles – Judging Flowing Chart outlines this cycle. During those 45 minutes cycles, judges will get to view the materials submitted by the team, talk with the team for about 25 minutes, and then complete the rubrics.

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