Facet would like to introduce one of the newest FIRST Lego League Teams in the Greater Peoria area: the Homies. They are a registered FIRST Lego League team made up of 4th and 5th grade students at Wilder Waite and Hickory Grove grade schools.
FIRST is a national organization whose main goal is to help students "discover and develop a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at all age levels". At this age, the students and their coaches work to program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS. They will compete with other teams from around the area in local, state, and possibly national competitions. The competitions center around tasks based on this year's theme, which is recycling! The theme provides real world examples to help teach problem solving and focuses the team around helping the environment.
Their very first competition was in November 2015 & was sponsored by both Facet Technologies and Caterpillar, Inc.