Where Mind Excels Matter
FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society. Elementary and middle-school students get to:
iExcell teams have been participating in the FLL competition for over six years. Our teams have won several awards over the years such as: robot design, best project and championship. iEXCELL teams have participated in the regional and state level championships.
ExploraVision is a science innovation competition by Toshiba and the NSTA, National Science Teachers Association. ExploraVision challenges and encourages young explorers to apply scientific principles to envision future technologies and imagine themselves as contributors of the future. iEXCELL teams choose a current technology, research, and then envision what it will look like in 20 years. Each team brainstorms ideas about the technology that could be improved and enhanced to better our environment, society, and world. Once they decide on the technology, the group works together in creating their project that consists of pros and cons, consequences, the process, history, obstacles, and abstract of the technology. An illustration of the future technology is expected, along with the website the team created for the project. The projects are then sent in to be reviewed and judged.
Math Kangaroo is an international competition since 1998 for grades 1 thru 12. The competition is held worldwide on the third Thursday in March. over 6 million students participating worldwide. iEXCELL is the official center for conducting Math Kangaroo competition in Bloomington, IL.
Destination Imagination or D.I is a global competition where students are encouraged to solve real world problems. Teams of
Students research a topic selected by the team. The team incorporates their research to solve a problem and create a presentation using a form of art. The topics selected by the team are not limited to science, technology & arts Teams from iEXCELL have won and been recognized at the regional and state competition
Spring Math Fair (2018)
IEXCEL is excited to host a Math fair for grades K - 8 in the spring of 2018!!!
Summer Science Fair 2018
For the first time iEXCELL is getting ready to host a Summer Science fair in 2018!