Within a few months of conception, they had secured the name, space, sponsors, and enough participation to get things off the ground; the event has about 25 registered so far with a lineup of mentors and judges involved.
By Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune
“The Silicon North Stars, started in 2014 by a Google executive who hails from Minnesota, send 16 Twin Cities eighth- and ninth-graders to Silicon Valley for a week to visit tech companies, work on a few projects and dream and scheme with mentors.
By Sarah Perez, TechCrunch
“Apple this summer is expanding its lineup of Apple Camp sessions to include a new course that teaches children the basics of coding. Aimed at children ages 8 through 12, the new 3-day session will use software from Tynker to introduce concepts of block-based coding and will allow kids to program Sphero robots. These classes will be small – capped at around a dozen attendees – and are opening to registration [MOA, Uptown, Southdale, Rosedale Center, Ridgedale] this morning alongside others in Apple’s ongoing summer camp series.“
By Solvejg Wastvedt, MPRNews
“A coding competition [Technovation’s Appapalooza] for middle and high school girls aims to get more young women involved in technology. Fifty teams from across Minnesota met Sunday to pitch mobile app designs. Rochester middle-schooler Samira Ibraahamo and her team built an app to combat hunger by connecting people with nearby food resources. Ibraahamo says when she started coding, it was a learning curve.”
As one enters the unassuming design lab at Sanford Middle School, there’s not much to indicate the magic that occurs there.
It resembles your average middle school computer lab with a few rows of computers, a teacher’s desk, and a projector. However, when the students arrive and those computers are booted up, it’s nothing short of amazing.
By David McCoy
“EDEN VALLEY, Minn. (WCCO) — It’s where the competitiveness of sports meets the brains of science and engineering — Robotics Club. It’s a competition that has one small-town Minnesota school beaming with pride.”
Via Kare 11
Even the warm weather last weekend couldn’t keep Minnesota’s young inventors and creators from the unique opportunity to explore engineering and technology with real scientists and engineers.
Via Kare 11 News
“PLYMOUTH, Minn. — Wayzata High School Junior Bharat Pulgam saw it all too often. “Students in general are breaking earbuds all the time. I’ve broken a lot of pairs myself.”
But it took a picture on social media to get Pulgam’s imagination going. He noticed a young man getting ready to throw away a pair of earbuds. “it was right at the end of the wire where it usually happens, and I was, like ‘Why is this guy throwing away his entire set of earbuds just when the wire frays?'”