NH Dept. of Education launches Cyber Robotics Coding Challenge

Virtual robotics competition in partnership with Derry-based Intelitek provides students with coding experience

The NH Department of Education and Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation — a nonprofit of Derry-based training systems and e-learning curriculum developer Intelitek, are launching a virtual robotics competition that gives students the opportunity to experience coding and robotics first hand.

The Cyber Robotics Coding Competition is open to all middle schools and high schools in New Hampshire.

In addition to celebrating the top performers in the competition, the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition’s objective is also to be as inclusive as possible to students of all different backgrounds.

“This event perfectly complements other work being done in NH to promote and support K-12 STEM education, including our Robotics Education initiative and our work to broaden participation in Engineering and Computer Science,” said Frank Edelblut, commissioner of NH Dept. of Education. “We are excited to work with a New Hampshire-based company that is doing so much for K-12 education.”

“Robotics and coding is a pathway to industry in the 21st century,” said Ido Yerushalmi, CEO of Intelitek. “The Cyber Robotics Coding Competition, combined with the gaming like interface of CoderZ, makes coding and robotics fun. We expect to see the New Hampshire students loving this new approach to learning math, science, technology and engineering and are proud to work with our local schools on this event.”

A webinar will take place on Monday, Oct. 30 for interested teachers. Access to the software will be provided and teachers will also receive guidance on how to work with their students.

Online competition events take place during Computer Science Week (Dec. 4-10). This will all culminate on Dec. 12 with face-to-face finals to compete for the Governor’s Award and award ceremony for all category winners.

For registration and additional information, visit http://iscefoundation.org/nh-crcc.

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