Students participating in the Macalester Entrepreneurship program will have a chance to present their projects at the fourth annual Idea Showcase tonight at Macalester College in St. Paul. The Showcase highlights the students in the Macalester Summer accelerator and internship programs, MacStartups and MacNest, and will feature ideas ranging from self-regulating home hydroponics systems to a robot that will cut down on hospital’s expenses.
Via Star Tribune
“As baseball players practiced on a damp field and basketball players shot hoops in the Apple Valley High School gym Saturday, the atrium was abuzz with the high-pitched whir of tiny propellers at the first Minnesota State High School Drone Racing Tournament.”
Via Mankato Free Press
“It’s like running a marathon, but for the brain. Fueled by cans of Red Bull and coffee from little to no sleep over a 24-hour period at Minnesota State University, 250 students from universities across the Midwest proposed solutions to water quality problems facing Minnesota.”
Via News Release
“Code Ninjas, the fastest growing franchise in the United States, is opening in Eagan on July 9, 2018, with additional locations soon to follow in Woodbury and Apple Valley.
Using an engaging game-based curriculum that emphasizes teamwork, logic, math and problem solving, Code Ninjas teaches kids ages 7 to 14 to code (also known as computer programming).”
By Amy Mihelich, SUN
“Girls at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley are shattering glass ceilings by programming glass screens. Technovation[MN] is part of a global competition that supports diversity in information technology career fields. Through a 12-week program, mentors and coaches help teams of up to five girls brainstorm, create and pitch a mobile app that solves a social problem.”
By Patrick Kennedy, Star Tribune
“Last weekend hundreds of girls gathered to compete for Technovation[MN]’s Appapalooza international app-building challenge. St. Louis Park-based Code Savvy, a non-profit that encourages kids and teens to explore computer coding, runs Technovation[MN] and the regional competition of the event. They reported record participation with 74 teams presenting their apps this year. “