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Join us for an exciting new STEM sport in the United States, RDL (Robot Drone League).

RDL will challenge students to learn CAD, Computer Programming, Gaming Animation, mechanical robot build, drone piloting, and much more!

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Teams are forming for the new school year and the 2020 MATE Appalachian Regional. For more information, contact Dennis Courtney.

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“Spare Parts Movie”

The Appalachian Highlands Twenty Under 20 recognition presents a way for students to be recognized for their amazing achievements in academics, community service, leadership, and entrepreneurial endeavors.

To nominate a deserving person under the age of 20, complete the STREAMWORKS Twenty Under 20 Nomination and Application Form and return no later than December 1st, 2019.

2020 Gala Event will be hosted at Milligan College on the evening of March 10th, 2020.

2019 Award Recipients  20under20



December 14th, 2019 John Sevier Middle School, Kingsport, TN


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The world faces an unprecedented need for new innovators, thinkers, and problem solving leaders. Our goal is to create engaging, affordable, and powerful solutions that immerse students in STEM through the excitement of building and programming educational robotics kits.


The Robot Drone League (RDL) competition gives students the opportunity to push the boundaries of the engineering design process and learning how to code thru this exciting game of robots and drones.


The MATE Center uses underwater robots – also known as remotely operated vehicles or ROVs – to teach science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and prepare students for technical careers.

Go Big Blue Challenge!

Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League* teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-8**) research a real-world problem and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.

Start your LEGO team

It’s never too early to discover STEM. FIRST LEGO League Jr.* is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®.

Build your team one brick at a time!