Jesse Andres

Science 8  ·  Teacher



Jesse Andres

Science 8  ·  Teacher

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Classroom Information
About Me

The FIRST® LEGO® League challenge is for teams to improve the quality of life for seniors by helping them continue to be independent, engaged, and connected in their communities? In the 2012 SENIOR SOLUTIONSSM Challenge, over 200,000 children ages 9 to16 from more than 60 countries will explore the topic of aging and how it may affect a person’s ability to maintain his or her lifestyle – solving issues like getting around, keeping in touch, or staying fit. Teams will research obstacles and then suggest ways to improve the quality of life for the seniors affected. Teams will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® robot to solve a set of missions on an obstacle course.  Throughout their experience, teams will operate under FLL’s signature set of Core Values.

FLL Core Values

  • We are a team.
  • We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.
  • We know our coaches and mentors don't have all the answers; we learn together.
  • We honor the spirit of friendly competition.
  • What we discover is more important than what we win.
  • We share our experiences with others.
  • We display Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® in everything we do.

We have FUN!

Originally I am from Montana.  I moved my family to Lincoln so that my children could have more learning opportunities.  I love to coach my children in the sport of wrestling and to teach them how to draw. This year, my wife and I celebrated ten years of marriage.  In the summer, I work on old houses and install floors.   I love to figure out how things work in the different trades.  My dad was a tradesman and my mother a nurse.  I have nine siblings- seven are teachers.  I am grateful to be a part of teaching the future generation.  In eighth grade science, students learn Astronomy, Physics, Cells and Heredity.  In the after-school Edventure academy students learn to write programs/codes for robots and video games.   I also coach the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL).   The FLL teams compete at regional and state competitions.

Professional Experience

I earned a Biology degree from the University of Montana and a master degree in education from the University of Nebraska.  I worked in an animal physiology science lab where I conducted research on the reproductive development in the Meishan breed of swine.  I learned programming at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge.  My educational goal is to earn a doctoral degree in educational technology.