Welcome to Southern Maine Gearbots!
Our organization was formed in 2011 to introduce students in grades 1 through 8 to the concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math using building blocks and computer software. Our Junior League teams (grades 1-3) follow the FIRST LEGO League Junior Program with WeDo 2.0. Senior League teams (grades 3-8) construct and compete using the Robot Track Meet Association Track Meet Challenges with LEGO MINDSTORMS. For more information, please contact us at info (at) smgearbots.org
Save the Date!
The 2020 District Meet is scheduled to be held at the Saco Community Center, 75 Franklin St., Saco, on April 11. Last year we had over 180 participants from across Southern Maine join us for a day of fun filled action. The Junior League blasted off with their Mission Moon FLLJr Challenge topics. The Senior League showed their stuff as they competed in the Robot Track Meet Association challenges. There was some fierce competition, and some of the winners went on to the State Regionals to set some World Records! Nice work, Teams!
The coaches and their teams will meet once a week from January through early-April. We currently have teams meeting in Lewiston, Massabesic, Portland, Raymond, Saco, Windham, Wiscasset, and Yarmouth. With 4-6 kids per team, finding coaches is the hardest part. If you would like to start a team in another town in Southern Maine, find coaches, and then EMail info (at) smgearbots.org.