Applications open for robotics summer camp at two DSU sites

Announcing two locations–  Dover and Wilmington!

Notice from Delaware State University summer camp website:

Do you want to give your child a jump-start on a high paying, exciting career in the future, all while having fun? The LEGO Mindstorm Robotics camps at BOTH Delaware State University’ s Dover Campus and its Wilmington (Kirkwood Highway) Site* are a perfect way to do just that.

This program will allow students to develop skills in science, mathematics, technology and engineering…. while promoting teamwork, cooperative learning and computer programming skills.

Legos! Legos! Legos! | Grades K-3 | Cost $125 each.

•June 8 – 12, June 22 – 26, July 6 – 10, July 20 – 24 and August 3 – 7 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

MindStorm Robotics | Grades 4-8 | Cost $125 each.

•Beginner | June 8-12, July 6-10 and 27-31 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

•Intermediate | June 15 – 19, July 13 – 17 and August 3 – 7 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

•Expert | June 22 – 26 and July 20 – 24 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

•MindStorm Robotics Classified Shhh…Top Secret!!!!!! | August 10-15 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*Kirkwood Dates— Kirkwood Highway Site| July 6-10, 20-24 and 27-31 | 8 a.m. -5 p.m.

Click on the link here to get more info or contact Teshenia Hughes at 302.857.6824

FLL and JFLL 2014 challenges announced


The time has come! The waiting is over for Delaware’s JFLL and FLL teams. FIRST has announced the 2014 world-wide challenges for both age groups. They are challenged to think about, research, and design answers for this question- What is the future of learning?

In the 2014 FLL WORLD CLASS℠ Challenge, student teams will study how teaching and learning typically occurs- whether it is a particular skill, new academic content or something more complicated.

Then they are challenged to design a new more effective or efficient way to teach and learn that specific skill or idea. When students meet this challenge, they will teach adults about the ways that kids need and want to learn.

See guidelines, videos and get the new FLL challenge app here:

Team registration info is on our site here:

think tank JFLL

In the 2014 Jr.FLL THINK TANK(SM) Challenge, children ages 6 to 9 will take a closer look at where and how learning happens every day. Teams will also learn about simple machines and build a model made of LEGO® elements with a motorized part. They work under Jr.FLL’s signature set of Core Values and ultimately present what they learned through a Show Me Poster.

Learn more about the JFLL challenge and starting a team here:

To find out about Delaware’s FLL and JFLL upcoming schedule of events, contact

  • First State JrFLL Partner, Teshenia Hughes, at-
  • First State FLL Partner, Eric A. Cheek, at-

To learn more about FIRST, see here.

First State Robotics… Join us


First State Robotics is a Delaware 501(c)(3) nonprofit that fosters a love of science and technology by engaging students in the engineering design process and in robotics competitions while promoting the core value of gracious professionalism.

Gracious Professionalism is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. Created in 2001, we inspire and motivate young people to extend learning beyond the classroom in order to-

• Develop and pursue interests in science, engineering, and technology
• Become confident, independent, and responsible
• Use creative thinking and problem-solving to make a difference in the world

Our robotics programs and affiliate partners impact students of all ages:

• Jr. FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) – grades k to 3
• FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) – grades 4 to 8
• FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) – grades 7 to 12
• FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) – high school

Our annual local and statewide competition events are free and open to the public.

To view non-profit approval, documents of incorporation, and tax returns, click here.