Gateway to Science
2006 Nano Quest

"Exploring existing sciences at the molecular level."

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FLL teams have been to space, searched the oceans, and explored ways to help humankind. We now zoom from the world we know, through a super high-powered atomic microscope, to the strange world of individual atoms.

This year's FLL robotics and research challenge, NANOQUEST, called for the competitors to learn about nanotechnology - the new frontier that will impact every facet of society, from medicine to computers to the environment. As visionaries and scientists, the FLL teams explored unimaginable and amazing new technologies that start in the Nano world and lead to the things we do and use every day.

FLL Coach

The 2006 Gateway to Science FIRST LEGO League team was coached by Russ Sorenson, PE, Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. (AE2S).

Russ was presented a trophy for second place in the Adult/Coach Mentor category!

FLL Team

The team name was Lego Less and the members were Daniel Wassim, Alex Horning, Josef Wentz, Pete Pomplun, Zane Markel, Andrew Carlson, Paul Jensen, Jonah Eslinger, Eliot Axvig, and Nicholas Schon.

We are proud to announce that they took first place in Project Presentation!

FLL Competition

Eighteen teams competed in North Dakota's Championship FIRST LEGOŽ Robotics Championship Tournament held Saturday, January 27, 2007, at the Betty Engelstad Arena on the campus of the University of North Dakota.

Check out the competition results!


Want to learn more about nanotechnology? Go to What is a nanooze (we say it....nah----news)? Nanooze is not a thing, Nanooze is a place. A place to hear about the latest exciting stuff in science and technology. What kind of stuff? Mostly discoveries about the world that is too small to see and making tiny things. Making things using something called nanotechnology. But nanooze is also about other things in all sorts of different areas of science. Nanooze was created for kids, so you will find interesting articles about the most recent discoveries and what it might mean for the future.

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