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4-H Host Robotic Challenge Workshops in Jerseyville
August 3, 2016
JERSYVILLE, IL - On July 18 and 22, University of Illinois Extension and Montgomery County 4-H hosted robotics workshops. On July 18, 4-H offered two WeDo Robotics workshops for youth ages 6-9, at Farm Credit Illinois in Jerseyville. Youth explored engineering, technology and coding as they created, built and programed their own robot. Participants included: Jacob Hetzel, Anthony Price, Hannah McQuay, Trinity McQuay, Loial McCoy, Willow McCoy, Noah Borkowski, Charlie Maag, Matthew Maag, Jack Clemmer, Michael Stepanek, Quinn Hasquin, Will Pelletier and Ian Lohr.
On July 22, students over the age of 9 participated in the 4-H Robotics Challenge at Farm Credit Illinois in Jerseyville. This full day workshop allowed youth to explore, develop, design and program a robotic vehicle for the next mission to Mars. Robots were designed to run through a challenging obstacle course on a simulated Mars-scape. Participants included: Casey Borkowski, Matthew Baecht, RJ Darabcsek, Sam Dublo, Andrew Hansen, Abby Hasquin, Eli Hetzel, Jillian Hoback, Zoe Hoback, Gabrielle McQuay, Jaxon Ontis, Rachel Price, William Ricklefs, JR Wells and Sydney Wojtysiak.
Participants of both robotics workshops were assisted by Sally Reed, 4-H Teen Teacher. The 4-H Teens as Teachers program is sponsored by the Illinonis 4-H Foundation.
Jersey County 4-H offers many workshops for youth, and most do not require membership in 4-H to attend. A full list of upcoming activities can be seen at the 4-H website http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm/jersey4h . For more information about Extension robotics programs or 4-H, please contact Judy Benz, Jersey County 4-H Program Coordinator, at the Extension office in Hillsboro by phone 618-498-2913, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm/jersey4h/.
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo. Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.
Rachel Price and Sydney Wojtysiak are pictured with Unit 18 Youth Educator, Peggy Hampton
Local Contact: Judy Benz, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development, email@example.com