The robotics season kicks off in January.


In an effort to increase support for and promotion of Technology Education, and public awareness in the area of fuel economy and student involvement, the Minnesota Technology and Engineering Educators Association (MTEEA) holds the Supermileage Challenge at Brainerd International Raceway. Our robotics team will be challenged to build a one-person, fuel-efficient vehicle powered by a single-cylinder, four-stroke cycle engine. This competition will feature vehicles competing in Pro Sport, Super Sport, E-85, Urban Concept, and Plug-in Electric classes.

The 2022 car won the Quality Craftsmanship award–only the 2nd time in the competition’s 33-year history that a rookie team has won this award. They also placed 2nd overall in the electric division with their energy-efficient go-kart.

Robotics students walk away with an experience that is the closest to real-world learning that is possible at the high school level. This test of creativity, intelligence, and character is a great experience for our young engineers. Robotics gives students who really love engineering the chance to use the equipment in the lab to solve college-level and beyond projects. It’s not a course for credit because, as he says, it’s the best kind of learning: that which is done for the love of the experience, not a grade.