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The Code was with Them: Thousands of NH Students Take Part in Coding Competition

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Snapshots of the first-ever coding competition in New Hampshire


Under the banner, May the Code Be with You, the New Hampshire Cyber Robotics Coding Competition 2017 showcased the coding skills of thousands of students from all over the Granite State.

Using the networks and established relationships of the Division of Economic Development to help connect businesses with state agencies and community partners is one of the roles of our agency. So when the opportunity to connect Intelitek, a company with which we have worked, and the state Department of Education, we jumped at it.

From there,  they formed a partnership to strengthen STEM education within our schools, which led to New Hampshire’s first-ever coding competition, leading up to the finals on Dec. 19 at Pinkerton Academy.

This was an exciting conclusion to six weeks of coding challenges, which drew over 40 middle and high schools; 100 teachers, and more than 2,600 students. Finalists, representing 16 schools, made their way to the top of the leader board and attended the 2017 NH Cyber Robotics Coding Competition.

We join Intelitek, the Department of Education, Oracle Academy,  and CTE Education Foundation ISCEF in congratulating the teachers, mentors, parents and students participating in the competition. Together, they are inspiring students about an important aspect of STEM education and getting them to think about pursuing a STEM career.


Jimmie Hinson
Business Resource Specialist
Division of Economic Development

Career and Technical Education Centers Launch Opportunities for New Hampshire High School Students

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Director Lorentz and Dr. Eric Feldborg

On the third Wednesday of every month, New Hampshire Business Matters hits the airwaves on 107.7 The Pulse with interesting topics that relate to making our economy stronger.

As yesterday was the third Wednesday of August, Director Carmen Lorentz was on WTPL-FM with guest Dr. Eric Feldborg, director of Career and Technical Education at the NH Department of Education.

While it’s not quite time to brew the pumpkin spice coffee, back-to-school season is just around the corner. Carmen and Eric had a great discussion about the value of career and technical education centers and the opportunities they offer for students.

If you’re unfamiliar, listen to the show and share with parents of high school students.

Lorna Colquhoun
Communications Director
Division of Economic Development