The Solar Boat RegattaAt the MRES' Solar Boat Regatta teams demonstrate knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to design and build boats powered by the sun. They compete in a number of races, culminating with a one-hour endurance race. Video link is here.


Real World Design ChallangeThe Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) is an annual competition that provides high school students, grades 9-12, the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment.


HHI / SCSU Engineering Design CompetitionA  competition for Minnesota students  (Grades 9-12) enrolled in Engineering and Technology courses.  Sponsored by Haldeman- Homme Inc. and St. Cloud State University for Minnesota students, currently enrolled in a Technology & Engineering Education design courses.


MN Renewable Energy Challenge - The MN Renewable Energy Challenge (REC) encourages students to explore the exciting world of  wind and solar power. REC Teams design and build small wind turbines with the goal of creating something both efficient and elegant. The season culminates with a Challenge Day where teams bring their wind turbine to be scored on energy output in a 48" x 48" wind tunnel. Teams are also judged on their turbine design, participate in an industry knowledge component and same day solar challenge.


First Lego League - Teams collaborate to build and program an autonomous robot to score points on a thematic playing surface (the Robot Game) and create an innovative solution to a problem correlated to the yearly theme (the Project), all while guided by the FLL Core Values. These three elements; the Robot Game, the Project, and FLL Core Values make up what is called The Challenge. 



FIRST Robotics CompetitionOur mission is to show students of every age that science, technology, and problem-solving are not only fun and rewarding, but are proven paths to successful careers and a bright future for us all.


SkillsUSA - SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.


Minnesota State Fair - 2018 online registration opens May 7 and closes August 7 at 4:30 p.m. 
Register your student projects here

Monday, August 13 between 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, August 14 between 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Watch this space for 2019 competition details