Registration Open for SuperQuest 2015 Teacher Workshops

5 05 2015

SuperQuest is a highly collaborative technology training series designed specifically for K-12 teachers. Their goal is to empower educators with the skills and classroom tools to build hands-on technology learning directly into their classrooms or after school activities. Topics include robotics, coding, gaming, 3D printing, Arduino and more. Registration is now open for the 2015 summer workshops in Umatilla, Bend, Portland and Grants Pass. Graduate credit (1 or 2 credits) will be offered at each site for certain courses. Learn more at

Hood River Teacher Andy Angstrom is April’s LEGO Featured Teacher

1 04 2015

Congrats to Andy Angstrom of Hood River Middle School for being featured as LEGO’s Teacher of the Month for April! Andy is doing amazing things with his students using the Gorge Tech Alliance’s loaner robotics kits and the school’s own equipment. Read all about him here.

Sherman County Captains Honored in Robotics

17 03 2015

Joyfully and proudly shared from their press release:

MORO, OR:  Sherman Jr Sr High 11th graders Wyatt Stutzman and Logan Raczykoski were honored at the Oregon FIRST® FTC state robotics tournament, at Benson High School, in Portland, Oregon, March 8th. Both students were nominated for the prestigious Dean’s List Award. Raczykoski, was named semi-finalist; Stutzman was named finalist. Stutzman will be traveling to St. Louis, MO in April to represent Oregon at the FIRST World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Congrats to Bazinga Bots, The Dalles High School!

11 03 2015

A big congratulations to the Bazinga Bots, one of the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams from The Dalles High School, who placed at the Oregon state championship! Only 13 of the 45 teams that competed on March 8 in Portland won the chance to advance to the next level, the Super Regional competition in Oakland, California on March 27-29. The Bazinga Bots, coached by teacher Bev Froemming, were the only winning team from the Gorge to advance and are looking for sponsors to help cover travel expenses. Please contact Bev at Read the full press release about the event here.