Sunday, May 23, 2010

Teambuilding with Games

Hi everyone,

We're sharing another one of our top ten teamwork game resources. We call it the Inventioneers Stress Buster Jar. We use these activities at our meetings when we're starting to get tired, we need to reach consensus as a team and need to get the creativity going, or when we have a little frustration with the robot!

Here's how it works. Find a jar or cup (plastic, preferably). Print out the activity sheets: click here. Cut the strips apart, fold and put in the jar. Then just have team members pull one out as needed! Remember, be true to the FLL Core Values - HAVE FUN!!!

Have your team members come up with their own "Stress Busters" and send them to and we'll post them here to share with the FLL community!

Hey - maybe your coaches and parents can use the stress jar at work!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Our Latest Road Trip:

We had a great time at the 22nd annual NH Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Banquet where we promoted FIRST and FLL, demonstrated our SMARTwheel, and met with NH's top high tech executives and entrepreneurs. Read more about it:

Friday, May 14, 2010

Body Forward New Coaches' Training

Don't miss this great opportunity to get a jump start on the Body Forward Season! We are going to working with BAE Systems FLL Operational Partners Mr. Chris Palie and Ms. Kristen Kelso as they offer free training for rookie coaches in NH and VT. The training session will be held on Saturday, May 22 from 10 am to 2:30 pm at FIRST Place in Manchester, NH.

We'll be featuring our Smart Move robot which proved it could score a perfect 400 in 91 seconds at the World Festival last month! Our coach, Lisa Evarts, will be sharing some great tips for rookie teams including how to avoid the major pitfalls faced by teams in their first season. We'll have handouts and other resources available. You can also sign up for our new team mentoring program to get ongoing help through the FLL season!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Inventioneers Top 10 Tips for the Off-Season

Tip #9

Take this opportunity to fund raise for the coming season. We’ll be posting our Top Ten Tips for FLL Fundraising in the coming weeks so stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Our Don't DUIT public service announcement is now available "on demand". Check it out!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Don't DUIT Video - Check it Out!

Click on the link below to read about our Don't DUIT public service announcement (PSA), which is part of our research project!