4-H programs in Onondaga and Tioga Counties shared a National Lockheed Martin Corporation grant to bring 4-H Robotics curriculum and equipment to youth in their communities.
Through support offered by the National 4-H office and Cornell University, CCE staff received training in LEGO Mindstorms platform. The learning objectives included engineering and robotics, research, leadership and communication skills. Onondaga 4-H was represented this year during the Robotic Challenge event that is featured several times during the NY State Fair in the Youth Building.
The Say Yes to Education summer program at McKinley-Brighton Elementary School in the Syracuse City School District was also a host site for a Science& Technology enrichment class of 30 youth, age 8 to 11, that were engage with 4-H Robotics. At a culminating event in August the students in this class demonstrated their robots and its programming to start a Rube Goldberg machine that they had built using engineering skills to their school community.
For more information on 4-H Robotics, please visit the NY State 4-H website
Last updated August 6, 2015