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  • Get ready for Summer with these STEM camps. Technovation[MN] at Microsoft Community Day – June 17. Watch for more details. Abamath Summer Programs University of MN Summer Computing Academy for female High School students Macalester College SPARCS at Mac Tech Camp for Minnesota Girls Advanced IT Minnestota Camp Explore The Works Museum Summer Programs Leonardos […]

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  • (WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 13, 2016) — Kasson-Mantorville Middle School students and Technovation Global Challenge participants Lydia Mindermann and Andrea Richards are presenting their family-friendly stress-reduction app at the 6th Annual White House Science Fair in Washington, D.C. on April 13 – showing off the fruits of more than a year of hard work in […]

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  • Guest post by Kate Boeckman, Judging Chair The Technovation Challenge season has three weeks to go, and on April 21st, the teams will be submitting their final projects. Technovation[MN] has been selected to be an Official Pitch Event for the Technovation Challenge, and with this honor we have the opportunity to judge the teams in […]

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  • Guest post from Rita Horrigan, Appapalooza Volunteer Coordinator Appapalooza 2016 will take place on Sunday, May 1 from 2-5pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center. We will need several volunteers to pull off this year’s event as we are expecting over 150 participants and 400 attendees! If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up using […]

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  • We are a proud supporter of the 12th annual MN Cup AND the competition’s new YOUTH DIVISION! $20,000 in prize money available for MN’s young entrepreneurs. Learn more at carlsonschool.umn.edu/youthdivision. This new division for young people is about supporting and fostering a specific mindset around entrepreneurship. Young people who advance in the competition will benefit […]

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  • Exciting news!  Tara Chklovski, Founder and CEO of Iridescent, the organization that facilitates the Global Technovation Challenge in San Francisco, will speak at Appapalooza on May 1. Iridescent strives to bring the world’s most cutting edge STEM innovations to the world’s most needy children. It does this by relying heavily on scientists and engineers as well […]

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  • Calling all girls, mentors and coaches! Registration for the Global Technovation Challenge is now open. REGISTER FOR 2016 Every year, Technovation challenges girls all over the world to build a mobile app that will address a community problem. Since 2010, over 3,000 girls from 28 countries have submitted to Technovation, thanks to dedicated volunteers around […]

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  • We are so excited to share news of the new documentary CodeGirl, which follows Technovation teams during the 2015 season. Made by Lesley Chilcott (producer of An Inconvenient Truth and Waiting for Superman), this film aims to inspire more girls all over the world to pursue their interests in STEM and entrepreneurship. We want as […]

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  • Technovation[MN] is a chapter of the global Technovation community and a key program of Code Savvy.  The goal of Technovation is to close the gender gap in computer science by inspiring and educating girls and young women on entrepreneurship, design and engineering in a fun and supportive environment.  Technovation provides a 12 week program that […]

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  • With deep sadness and a heavy heart, we say goodbye to Rebecca Schatz, founder and executive director of Code Savvy, founder of The Works hands-on museum of engineering and catalyst behind Technovation[MN]. Rebecca passed away in her loving family’s arms on Monday, July 13, 2015. Rebecca touched so many people during her vibrant, innovative, and […]

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