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4/2014 Shoreview Teams Shorm FLL State Championship
Teams advancing from the MN FLL State Championship are from Shoreview. Height Differential will be attending the International Open Invitational in Toronto, Canada. Ponytail Posse will be attending The North American Open Championship at LEGOLand in California. 
3/2014 Tonka students win energy challenge
Boy Scout Troop 409 are headed to compete in the 2014 National KidWind Challenge at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington D.C.
3/2014 A Million Times Bigger Than Any Science Fair You Have Ever Seen and It's Free!
The USA Science and Engineering Festival is the Super Bowl of STEM, featuring fan favorites like Bill Nye the Science Guy and Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe.

Robotics are 'cool' at Oak View Middle School in Andover

Kim Insley, KARE 11, recently visited Paul Keeney's Tech Ed classroom at Oak View Middle School in Andover. These eighth grade students shared "What's Cool in School". They are using LEGO NXT robots and Mindstorms programmable software to solve specific challenges and make their way through an obstacle course. Check it out!

Paul is a High Tech Kids' volunteer and a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) coach, trainer and TEKNE award winner. FLL is an international robot competition for kids ages 9 - 14, and is managed in Minnesota by High Tech Kids

5/2010 Students Partner with City to Solve Geese Problem at Beach
MN FIRST LEGO League team, Demobots, continue research after competition and get the city to deploy their solution!
5/2010 Techno Travelers to share their talents in South Africa this fall
  Coach Deb Johnson and some members of the Techno Travelers will embark on a new adventure when they visit South Africa to establish FLL teams, conduct training, and work with local schools for a five month service learning project. To donate LEGO equipment contact High Tech Kids.
4/2010 Robo Rebels go to Boston with Solution

 Our Minnesota “Robo Rebels” were honored recently at a national engineering conference. They were one of five winners of the Extraordinary Stories Award given at the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Summit April 21 at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.

YouTube video of Solution

4/2010 Our Twizbots fought the law...and WON!

A group of fifth graders at Stillwater's Rutherford Elementary fought the law — and won. Troubled by trash bins cluttering streets on the way to school, they got the city to change the rules.

3/2010 State Champs The Things are on a Roll

The Things trip to the Turkey Open has been delayed until June, we wish them luck at this International FLL Competition!

11/2009 Dan Carlson wins Volunteer Award

Dan Carlson, High Tech Kids referee, tournament director, mentor, trainer and board member, received  the MN Business Partnership's Connecting with Youth Award.  Dan is a Senior Research Specialist at 3M. 

For inspiration and to confirm why we do this, please watch this incredible video!!

 5/2009  DITSci Chx do us Proud
The introduction at the award ceremony said it all: “Representing the Great State of Minnesota, team 3423, the DITSci Chx.” The Chx did their state proud at the FIRST LEGO League Ohio Open Robotics Competition held May 7-9, 2009   


St. Peter team takes the top when it comes to Legos


Division Two State Champs the Techno Travelers competed at the FLL World Championship in April, 2009.




U Hosts Climate Themed Robotics Competition

The 2009 MN FLL State Championship was held at the University of Minnesota - St. Paul campus. See what the excitement is all about!




Local High School Students Present Research at International Conference


 Six local high school sophomores presented their research at Nanotech 2007, a prestigious research conference for nanotechnology professionals on May 22, 2007.


7th Grader wins $25,000 scholarship for a 3D solar cell design


A 7th grade student from Oregon who competed in the High Tech Kids' International Open in May, 2008 won a $25,000 scholarship for a 3D solar cell design! His team finished second at this event held on the University of Minnesota campus.