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Idaho Teaching Engineering to Children (Idaho TECH)

Idaho Tech. Mars Rover Challenge

What is it?

Idaho TECH is a STEM competition sponsored by the NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (ISGC). Students in 4th through 6th grades work together as teams to design and construct Mars Rover models out of Lego® and non-Lego components. The teams test their models at an Idaho TECH Engineering Design Competition (EDC), held in Pocatello or Moscow.

Who can join?

Idaho teachers, parents, or other community members who can create at least one team of four to six 4th – 6th graders. Incorporate lesson plans into school lesson plans, an after-school program, a boy/girl scouts group, a religious group, etc.

How do I get started?

Review information about The Challenge for information about what to expect then look at the Registration page to find out how to sign up a team. Email to ask questions or set up a phone conversation to help decide if Idaho TECH is a good fit for you!

We are currently recruiting volunteer judges for the Pocatello and Moscow Idaho TECH - NASA Mars Rover Competitions. Apply using our Volunteer Sign Up Sheet.

2018-2019 Schedule

ISU is currently applying for funding for Idaho TECH for the 2019 school year. If you have already reached out to us on this matter, we will get a hold of you as soon as possible once we receive an update. We hope to have this update sometime in December 2018. 

Lego model of the Mars Rover

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921 S 8th Ave Stop 8081
Pocatello, ID  83209


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
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