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Idaho Teaching Engineering to CHildren (Idaho TECH)

What is it?

Idaho TECH is a STEM competition sponsored by the NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (ISGC). Students in 4th through 6th grades work together as teams to design and construct Mars Rover models out of Lego® and non-Lego components. The teams test their models at an Idaho TECH Engineering Design Competition (EDC), held in Pocatello or Moscow.

Who can join?

Idaho teachers, parents, or other community members who can create at least one team of four to six 4th – 6th graders. Incorporate lesson plans into school lesson plans, an after-school program, a boy/girl scouts group, a religious group, etc.

How do I get started?

Review information about The Challenge for information about what to expect then look at the Registration page to find out how to sign up a team. Email to ask questions or set up a phone conversation to help decide if Idaho TECH is a good fit for you!

What about the Twin Falls area?

We are waiting to find out if our grant application to run an Idaho TECH – NASA Mars Rover competition in Region 4 will be funded.  Please check back as we will post new information as soon as we have it.

We are currently recruiting volunteer judges for the Pocatello and Moscow Idaho TECH - NASA Mars Rover Competitions! Please click here to apply.

2016-2017 Schedule

Friday, November 4 – Registration Opens
Friday, December 2 – Registration Close
Friday, December 11– Teams Confirmed
Week of January 2 – 6 – Kits Mailed and/or delivered
Saturday, April 22 – Pocatello Competition at Idaho State University
Friday, April 28 – Moscow Competition at University of Idaho

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Pocatello, Idaho, 83209