BaoAce FLL(First Lego League) Achievement

BaoAce Learning Center Won the FLL LEGO Robotics Trophy 

BaoAce Learning Center formed a brand new LEGO robotics team in September 2019 in the Sarasota area. 

On the 1/18/2020 competition among 16 counties, we won the trophy and advanced/invited to the regional championship. 

In such a short period of time, we leaned EV3 programming, designed our own robot, programmed it to do the missions, and finally won the trophy!! We are very very proud of our team. 

We worked very hard for this awesome season & we had FUN!

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CITY SHAPER Kickoff Video

What if you could build a better world? Where would you begin?
More than ever, we must come together to innovate and solve problems. In FIRST, you are part of a thriving community brimming with inspiration, creativity, and hope for a stronger, more sustainable future—one that’s built better together.


Every year, FIRST LEGO League releases a Challenge, which is based on a real-world scientific topic.

Each Challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Innovation Project, and the Core Values. Teams of up to ten children, with at least two adult coaches, participate in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project), all guided by the FIRST Core Values. Teams may then attend an official tournament, hosted by our FIRSTLEGO League Partners.

Past Challenges have been based on topics such as nanotechnology, climate, quality of life for the handicapped population, and transportation. By designing our Challenges around such topics, participants are exposed to potential career paths within a chosen Challenge topic, in addition to solidifying the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) principles that naturally come from participating in the program. Team members also learn valuable life and employment skills which will benefit them no matter which career path they choose.


What if you could build a better world?  Where would you begin?

More than ever, we must come together to innovate and solve problems. In FIRST®, you are part of a thriving community brimming with inspiration, creativity, and hope for a stronger, more sustainable future—one that’s built better together. You have the power to help the cities, towns, and places you call home reach new heights. With the support of the FIRST community, this is your opportunity to lead our future forward—and up.

FIRST LEGO League challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During the CITY SHAPER season, teams will choose and solve a real-world problem in the Innovation Project. They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under the FIRST signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.

Meet the Coaches

April Pan

April has worked in Telecommunication, Actuarial and Education fields. She is currently teaching Mathematics and LEGO Robotics & Programming both online and onsite. Below is a brief introduction about April’s programming related skills.

Electrical Automation

Right after graduation from Shanghai Jiaotong University majoring in Electrical Automation, she worked as a Database Developer and Data Analyst for 5 years. She acted as a System Administrator for the Sybase Database System using SQL. She developed database software to analyze telephony traffic reports using FoxPro, Excel and VBA. When Jiangsu Telecom started to set up a province-wide telephony traffic network management system, she was the key member to design, set up, cable and configure 3COM Switches and Cisco IP Routers.

Actuarial Math

She later studied in the Actuarial Math field and was Awarded the USRA (Undergraduate Student Research Award) by NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council) in August 2004. She worked as an actuary in the U.S. for 10 years. 

LEGO Robotics

In September 2019, she formed and started to coach a brand new LEGO robotics team at the BaoAce Learning Center in the Sarasota area. 

On the 1/18/2020 FLL competition among 16 counties, her team won the trophy and advanced/was invited to the regional championship. 


Her technical skills include: Lego Mindstorms EV3, S-plus, SQL, VBA, APL, AXIS, Access, FoxPro, Excel, PowerPoint, Sybase Database System and MoSes. 

Eric Shen

  • Inventor with multiple US patents

  • Computer Science as Major in University

  • 24 Years+ experience in IT industry

  • Principal Engineer in Top 10 Fortune 500 Companies in the world

  • Previous Teacher/Training Instructor experience

  • Level 2 Volunteer Clearance by Pinellas County Public Schools

  • Love and passionate about Computer Programming and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math)

More About FLL

What is FIRST LEGO League?

BaoAce Lego Robotics Program

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