Andy Raynor Dover
Under the banner, May the Code Be with You, the New Hampshire Cyber Robotics Coding Competition 2017 showcased the coding skills of thousands of students from all over the Granite State.
Using the networks and established relationships of the Division of Economic Development to help connect businesses with state agencies and community partners is one of the roles of our agency. So when the opportunity to connect Intelitek, a company with which we have worked, and the state Department of Education, we jumped at it.
From there, they formed a partnership to strengthen STEM education within our schools, which led to New Hampshire’s first-ever coding competition, leading up to the finals on Dec. 19 at Pinkerton Academy.
This was an exciting conclusion to six weeks of coding challenges, which drew over 40 middle and high schools; 100 teachers, and more than 2,600 students. Finalists, representing 16 schools, made their way to the top of the leader board and attended the 2017 NH Cyber Robotics Coding Competition.
We join Intelitek, the Department of Education, Oracle Academy, and CTE Education Foundation ISCEF in congratulating the teachers, mentors, parents and students participating in the competition. Together, they are inspiring students about an important aspect of STEM education and getting them to think about pursuing a STEM career.
Business Resource Specialist
Division of Economic Development