In Minn., robotics teams outpace hockey teams in high schools

01/29/2013 | Duluth News Tribune (Minn.)

If there was ever a sign that science, technology, engineering and math have secured a foothold in American high schools, consider that there are now 180 varsity robotics teams in Minnesota, compared with 156 varsity boys' hockey teams. Robotics team members are getting varsity letters and having their trophies displayed alongside those of traditional sports teams. "Minnesota is becoming a mecca for robotics," said Joe Passofaro, a mentor and coach for the state champion Prior Lake High School robotics team. "We're getting a group here that is coming onto the world scene."

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