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High School League to promote robotics in Minnesota schools


Robotic competitions are now an extracurricular activity listed by the Minnesota State High School League.

The league made the announcement Thursday at STEM Day at the Minnesota State Fair. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Robotics competitions are now operated by For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.

FIRST and the league will work in partnership to promote robotics as an extracurricular activity.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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