Science & Engineering



The Program

The FIRST Lego League Robotics  project makes it possible for students ages 9 to 14 to take on a challenge related to a real-word scientific topic.

The FLL challenge for 2016 is TRASH TREK, wherein students are required to design, build and program an autonomous robot, while also developing a research project that teachers can tie into the Quebec curriculum in a variety of ways.

This international competition attracts over 230,000 participants worldwide.

The Robotics program is also offered at the high school level via our partner FIRST Robotics Quebec. It is aimed at students ages 14 to 18 and involves creating a robot capable of playing a sport. Click on the button below to learn more.


Each year, the students receive a Lego setup kit per team that includes sensors, controllers, motors and other pieces of technical equipment.The project is divided in two phases:
  • Phase 1 – Construction and programming of a Lego robot
  • Phase 2 – Identifying a problem related to the topic and presenting an innovative solution
For the students, the FLL Robotics project becomes a team-driven, creative experience, where they get to explore the world of engineering and science while picking up some important soft skills:
  • Team spirit,
  • Innovation,
  • Creativity,
  • Research skills.
This project is also implemented in Inuit communities and First Nations, from James Bay to Nunavik.

Go to the microsite of the project

By the Numbers

43 coordinators university students or recent graduates

120 schools across Quebec

500 mentors

3000 youth 6 to 14 focus of the project