As of Sunday, Yoni is collaborating with Kwee Lin Yap at LEGO’s Innovation Lab (Science Centre) on a set of workshops where we are coaching teams for this season of FIRST LEGO League (FLL).. This season’s theme is all about HydroDynamics – the human water cycle and its current challenges and future innovations.
The teams have a lot of work cut out for them, and it’s a challenge getting full buy-in from every participant. It’s amazing how quickly they can get into problem-solving mode, how creative they can be in solution finding and challenge approach. However, we had a lot of problems with team work and core values, which we will have to build up for a lot of the season.
Yoni has a long history of volunteering with FIRST on various programs:
- 2005 – event volunteer at the New York regional FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC)
- 2008-’09 – mentoring Brooklyn FRC Team 1600 for two seasons
- 2012 – volunteer field technician at Singapore’s FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)
FIRST has made Robotics and Engineering as popular as athletic leagues, with all the important focus on professionalism, sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, and respect. We are proud to make it available to children who are unable to be involved with it through their school or other organizations.