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The Hawaii VEX IQ Robotics State Champions “PunaTechs” Team number 5432. The PunaTechs competed at the 2017 VEX World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky in April where they won numerous awards.


The Hawaii Science and Technology Museum supports numerous robotics programs including the Keaau Middle School Robotics “PunaTechs” and “LunaTechs” Teams, the Keaau High School “Cougar Tech” Robotics Team, Hilo Viking Robotics, and the Laulima Robotics Team at the Hamakua Youth Center.

Robotics is a fast-growing, fun and exciting application of STEM educational principles where competitors learn physics, engineering, math, basic programming, teamwork, advanced problem solving skills, and sportsmanship among other things. HSTM fully supports the use of robotics as a way to get children excited about learning and uses the VEX system in all of our science camps to great approval from our young campers.

Our robotics program has been greatly supported by the Thirty Meter Telescope and the Hawaii Space Grant Consortium and funds made available through the Work Force Development Grant by Hawaii Island State Representative Mark Nakashima. 

If you would like more information about how to start your own robotics team at your school or organization please visit our Contact Us page and HSTM volunteers will direct you to the right resources.