Meet the Team

From Left to Right – Trisha Thompson, FLL/FTC Program Manager.  Renee Becker-Blau, President, Chris Osborne, Vice-President of Programs, Dan Leathers, Ops and Logistics Manager.

Connect with Trisha Thompson regarding

  • Team Support
  • Registration
  • Training
  • Consent & Release Forms
  • Growth (starting a new team, etc.)

Connect with Dan Leathers regarding

  • Competitions
  • Volunteers
  • Equipment
  • Purchasing

Important Dates

  • August 2 – Kickoff
  • August 30 – FIN Town Hall Meeting
  • November 10 – Registration Deadline for 12/10 FIN Explore Festival
  • December 10 – FLL Explore Festival at FLL Challenge State Championship
  • February 1 – FIRST Indiana Robotics Day at the Statehouse
  • April 19-22 – World Festival in Houston, TX

Time to Register

The 2022-2023 SUPERPOWERED Season kicked off August 2!
Register your teams today!

Team Registration for FIRST LEGO League Explore for the 2022/2023 season is $125 and includes:

  • Official FIRST LEGO League Explore team number
  • Explore Set, used by the team to complete their challenge for the season
  • Access to printed and digital season materials
    • Resources include the Team Meeting guide, static and interactive version of the Engineering Notebook, and a library of other tools and resources you can use throughout the year.
  • Real-world, real-time support and resource sharing through our new Professional Learning Community
  • Ability to register for remote and in-person FIRST LEGO League Explore Festival Events (varies by region)
  • Access to the FIRST storefront to purchase discounted LEGO Robot Sets
  • Access to team roster to register team members including mentors and participants

Explore Festivals

The FIRST LEGO League Explore season ends with festivals, where students showcase their team models and posters and share what they’ve learned with volunteers, friends, and family.At FIRST LEGO League events, students showcase their new skills while:

  • sharing ideas,
  • creatively solving problems,
  • interacting with new technology,
  • having fun,
  • and making new friends.

A festival can be as simple as a meeting of a team, families, and friends to share what was learned during the season. Larger festivals offer teams an opportunity to share and learn from one another.

We are currently seeking Explore Festival hosts!  Would your group or organization be interested in hosting a festival?  Contact us!

FIRST Indiana Robotics will be hosting an Explore Festival in conjunction with our FLL Challenge State Championship on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at the University of Indianapolis.  Come watch the Challenge teams, and enjoy demonstrations of our FTC and FRC programs.

The cost is $25, and you can register here.  Registration and payment are due November 10.

Team Resources

2022 FIN Town Hall Meeting

We want to hear from you!  Join us for a cross-program, virtual Town Hall Meeting.  We will discuss events, resources, advocacy, board membership, committees and much more!

FIN Consent & Release

As you begin registering team members, please make them aware that they must fill out both the national consent & release at, and the local consent & release form.
Good News!  The new & improved FIN consent and release form will allow coaches access to their team’s information so they can see who is ready to compete, and who still has forms to complete.  Our team is busy putting the finishing touches on this new system, and we will send the link in a separate email as soon as it is ready.

FIN Grant Applications – Now Open!

The FIRST Indiana Robotics grant application process for 2021-2022 is now open.

We encourage all teams at all levels to fill out our application. This will enable us to determine if you are eligible for any of our existing or future regional team support grants. It will also help us to be able to let prospective grantees know how their grant dollars will impact our teams.

If you are a Toyota-sponsored or Rolls-Royce-sponsored team, this grant application is required for that support. Click Here to see these amazing opportunities, including the NEW Plex Smart Manufacturing Grant.

General Grant Resources