The weeks leading up to Engineers Week were full of activities designed for future engineers. MnSPE members coordinated 12 MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition across the state, recognized ‘the Most Practical Future City Design’ at the 2023 Future City Competition, and participated at the High Tech Kids innovation fair St. Paul on February 12.
At the Regional Future City Competition in January, the MnSPE Award for ‘Most Practical Future City Design’ went to Team Santou from Twin Oaks Middle School from Prior Lake-Savage Schools
MnSPE Judges Jennifer Lowry, PE, MnSPE Board Secretary and MATHCOUNTS Liaison, and Katie Jamieson, CAE, MnSPE Executive Director, selected Team Santou’s design from more than 20 entries in the regional competition. Lowry said Team Santou was “…the best at incorporating practical implementation and sustainable use in their city design”.
Minnesota MATHCOUNTS display COUNTS at High Tech Kids
Minnesota MATHCOUNTS was well represented Sunday Feb. 12 at the High Tech Kids Innovation Fair, part of the High Tech Kids two-day tech expo at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul. Events included a a Lego Challenge featuring 48 teams of students in the 6th through 12th grades presenting autonomous LEGO robots that they built and programmed. Students and coaches also visited the MATHCOUNTS table for the latest news on the math enrichment program sponsored by MnSPE. Minnesota MATHCOUNTS has made math fun for more than 80,000 middle schoolers since MnSPE launched the program nearly 40 years ago.