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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, the Honokaa High School Robotics Team, the Laulima Robotics Team at the Hamakua Youth Center, and the #BFF Builders All-Girls Robotics Competition Team.

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, the Hawaii Space Grant Consortium, the Hawaii Community Foundation, and funds made available through the Hawaii Work Force Development Grant.

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.