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Taking STEM and FIRST Directly to Capitol Hill

By Srujun G., June 25, 2014
The Sweet 16 Tweet About STEM

The Sweet 16 Tweet About STEM

The Sweet 16 Tweet About STEM

The Sweet 16 Tweet About STEM
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As FIRST Robotics students, we are known to not only participate in Robot Design, Build and Programming but also in other aspects of the team such as Media, Business and Strategy. This summer, The Green Machine assembled its own Advocacy Team and travelled to Washington D.C. to participate in the first National Advocacy Conference organized by Team 27 RUSH. We were given the opportunity to talk to our Congressmen and Senators, introduce them to the FIRST program and discuss education issues that would help grow STEM and FIRST.


MSHSL FIRST State Robotics Championship

By Rebecca E., May 13, 2014

The Green Machine has barely had enough time to savor the experience of competing at the 2014 FIRST World Championships and we’re now only days away from competing in the 3rd annual MSHSL-FIRST Robotics State Championship. This season-ending competition is free and open to the public. Come cheer us on at Williams Arena, 9 am until 4 PM! 


North Star is a Shining (Robot) Moment

By Rebecca E., April 5, 2014
Discussing Strategy on the Field at Northstar

Discussing Strategy on the Field at Northstar

Discussing Strategy on the Field at Northstar

Discussing Strategy on the Field at Northstar
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The Green Machine - Team 1816 had a strong finish in our second competition, the Minnesota North Star Regional, at Mariucci Arena at the University of Minnesota. At this Week 5 event, The Green Machine was the Captain of the Finalist Alliance! We also were awarded the Gracious Professionalism Award, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson and for a second time this season, won a UL Safety Honorable Mention for Industrial Safety. We were also honored to be chosen by other teams at North Star as the Number One Team for Pit Safety. We had a fantastic time participating in the largest event outside of Championships, with 123 teams in two very different competitions that were right across the street from each other.