BaoAce.com LEGO Robotics
In the 2021-2022 FLL season, coach April P. coached 3 FLL teams and 1 FLL Jr. team. Together, we won the following FLL awards:
1/29/2022-2/5/2022 in the qualifier competition of West Florida Region (16 counties), our three teams won 4 awards out of 12 in the competition. One of our teams won the 1st place Champion's title.
3/5/2022, in the West Florida Region (16 counties), one of our rookie teams got all three recalls. They won the 2nd place award in Innovation Award. One of our teams achieved a perfect score in Innovation Project and won the Invitational Ticket to the 2021-2022 FIRST Global Innovation Award Competition. They also advanced to the FLL state competition in the state of Florida. They won the 2nd place Champion's title of the West Florida Region (16 counties).
4/2/2021, in the FLL state competition, one of our teams won the 1st place award in Lego Robotics Design in the state of Florida.
4/18/2022, in the 2021-2022 FIRST Global Innovation Competition, one of our teams was awarded the 2021-2022 FIRST Global Innovation Award Semifinalist title.
In the 2020-2021 FLL season, team member Terry S. and coach April P. were part of a 6-member and 2-coach FLL team. Together as a team, we won the following FLL awards:
3/18/2021, we won the 1st place award in Lego Robotics Performance in the qualifier competition of West Florida Region (16 counties)
4/25/2021, we won the 1st place Champion's title of the West Florida Region (16 counties). We won the Invitational Ticket to the International FLL Competitions.
5/23/2021, we won the 1st place Champion's title in the FLL state competition in the state of Florida.
6/20/2021, we won 8th place in Robotics Performance in the 2021 International FLL Virtual Open Invitational competition. We were ranked No. 3rd in Robotics Performance in the USA.
6/27/2021 We won 4th place Rising Stars Award in the FIRST®️ LEGO®️ LEAGUE Virtual Open International Greece.
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Meet the Coaches
April has worked in Telecommunication, Actuarial and Education fields. She is currently teaching Mathematics and LEGO Robotics & Programming both online and onsite.
Right after graduation from Shanghai Jiaotong University majoring in Electrical Automation, she worked as a Database Developer/Analyst and TCP/IP Designer/ Integrator for 5 years.
She later studied Actuarial Math and was Awarded the USRA by NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council). She worked in the actuarial field in the U.S. for 2 Fortune 500 Companies for 10 years.
In September 2019, she formed and coached a brand-new LEGO robotics team at the BaoAce Learning Center in the Sarasota area. Since then, she has been coaching multiple FLL and FLL Jr. teams. Up to date, for 3 years in a row, her teams have won many awards including the following: The 2020-2021 Champion's title in the FLL state competition in the state of Florida. 8th place in Robotics Performance in the 2021 International FLL Virtual Open Invitational competition. One team was ranked No. 3rd in Robotics Performance in the USA. The 4th place Rising Stars Award in the FIRST®️ LEGO®️ LEAGUE Virtual Open International Greece. The 2021-2022 1st place award in Lego Robotics Design in the state of Florida and one of her teams was awarded the 2021-2022 FIRST Global Innovation Award Semifinalist title.
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)
BaoAce Lego Robotics Program
At BaoAce.com, we sponsor FLL Discover, FLL Explore and FLL Challenge Teams.
We do not charge any fees if you want to join our FLL Jr. or FLL team.
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BaoAce.com Learning Center LEGO Robotics Schedule & Price 8/2/2021-5/2022
1. Registration fee: $99. One time fee per student. (Note: Register before August 9, 2021 to receive waived registration fee.)
2.Price: 1 session is 60 minutes.
Note: We offer 20% off if you pay for 3 and only 3 students together :). (These 3 students may or may not be grouped into the same class due to age and location difference. Class size are in general 6-10 students.)
Price does not include fees related to any official LEGO competitions.
Total Price for 10 Sessions (Expires in 15 weeks): $235/1 student
Total Price for 30 Sessions (Expires in 45 weeks): $610/1 student
Total Price for 60 Sessions (Expires in 90 weeks): $860/1 student
3. Schedule & Location
Our LEGO Robotics classroom/lab is located inside of Sarasota Square Mall (Unit A37A, 8201 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34238) and we offer lessons in the lab.
Kindergarten - grade 3: Saturday 1pm-3pm
Grade 4-8: Monday 6pm-8pm, Thursday 4:30pm-6:30pm
Tampa & St. Petersburg：
Classroom is located at University of South Florida
Kindergarten - grade 3: Sunday 12:40pm-2:40pm
Grade 4-8: Sunday 2:50pm-4:50pm
Cost: 0.5 hour costs 0.5 session and 1 hour costs 1 session from your punch card. Hours are rounded up (for example, 0.1 hours cost 0.5 session, 0.6 hours cost 1 session and 1.1 hours cost 1.5 sessions)
Where: Sarasota BaoAce Lab
What: Workshops are designed for students/LEGO lovers to come in to finish projects, challenge high-level projects, discuss with coaches about your questions, participate in mini competitions, learn makeup lessons, attend special topic seminars and etc.
Who: Students and LEGO lovers
When: Selected Fridays(4:30pm-6:30pm) and Saturdays(1pm-3pm). Call/email to reserve your spot. Check here often for future workshop hours. Could be flexible per request.
Friday 1/21/2022 4:30-6:30pm
Saturday 1/22/2022 1:00-3:00pm
Friday 1/28/2022 4:30-6:30pm
Saturday 1/29/2022 No LEGO Robotics Workshop due to offsite competition
Friday 2/4/2022 4:30-6:30pm
Saturday 2/5/2022 1:00-3:00pm
Friday 2/11/2022 4:30-6:30pm
Saturday 2/12/2022 1:00-3:00pm
Friday 2/18/2022 4:30-6:30pm
Saturday 2/19/2022 1:00-3:00pm
Friday 2/25/2022 4:30-6:30pm
More time slots are coming...
5. LEGO Robotics Lab Rental
Group: $200/3 hours for a group of 10 people or less. $20/3 hours for additional 1 person.
Discount Price for Teams:
BaoAce Learning Center loves to contribute to the community. We sponsor FTC, FLL, and FLL jr. teams. Sponsored teams can use the lab at a discounted rate. This minimum rate is not for profit. It is just to cover the related basic costs.
1 Team: $10/ hour.
Note: You are allowed to use all the LEGO and Robotics equipment. This is not a Robotics lesson, workshop, or Q&A session. Youth team must be always accompanied by at least one adult.