Kansas Gifted Lego Mindstorms Project

Thanks to a donation from Lego Education, we offer a limited supply of Lego Mindstorms NXT Robotics base sets and Green City Challenge add-ons sets. Because Lego introduced the newer EV3 set, we target younger gifted children in grades two through five who wish to increase their robotics skills for future competitions. Applicants may request the base set and the add-on or the add-on only.

Eligible applicants include gifted facilitators in public and private schools, homeschool groups, Makerspaces, nerd clubs and like-minded groups. The project encourages creative out-of the box projects such as movie making and play scripts. We welcome applications from groups who work with economically disadvantaged, English language learners or rural populations of gifted children.

Priority Applications due April 30, 2016

Click here for flyer information. 
Click here to apply.

Project Coordinator Contacts:
Bo Andersen and Connie Phelps


2016 International Torrance Legacy
Creativity Intervention Award

The Honor and The Glory, A Grateful Heart, What A Mystery!, Couldn't Help Laughing, Journey to Forever,

A Reluctant Adventure, Who Would've Thought, Exploring a New Universe

 Students are encouraged to freely interpret these themes. 

Invention Categories

Arts and Leisure
Science and Engineering
Toys and Games

Access the 2016 Torrance Legacy Award flyer here. 

Click here for the 2016 Torrance Legacy Award Rules. 

Click here for the 2016 Invention Application form. 

Click here for the 2016 Invention Consent form.

Click here for the 2016 Invention Guidelines.

Click here for 2016 Inventions Rubric.

Write a 300-500 word description and include 3D drawings or photos of all aspects of the invention. One invention accepted per category. Each student may submit only one submission for the category of 2D or 3D art or both. 

For more Information Contact:
Connie Phelps

Applications accepted from
January 1, 2016,-August 20, 2016

Eligibility: Students in grades 2 through 12. Participants need not be enrolled in gifted programsStudents will compete in one of four divisions: 2nd & 3rd grades; 4th & 5th grades; 6th, 7th & 8th grades; or 9th through 12th grades.


The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), The National Association for Gifted Children Creativity Network, the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, the Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI), Ignite Creative Learning Studio, Knox College, The Center for Gifted, a Northern Illinois University partner, and the Great Plains Center for Gifted Studies, Emporia State University.