Posts Tagged ‘Maine 4-H’

Expo Catches on with Disc-throwing Robots

Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Two brothers working on a robot

Ezra, left, gets help with his robot from older brother, Sebastian, a 4-H member.

Gorham, Maine — Forty-five youth participated in the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Robotics Expo on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the University of Southern Maine’s Gorham campus.

The event was designed to encourage youth ages 5-18 to develop life skills and build math and engineering skills. At the expo, participants shared ideas and creations with judges in a science fair-type format, built robots and took part in a challenge, during which teams built robots with mechanical arms.

Volunteers, including 4-H members, parents, representatives of the University of Maine Brunswick Engineering Program, American Society of Civil Engineers, USM’s Department of Engineering, Portland Police Department and Robotics Institute of Maine, contributed more than 300 hours to the event.

Through its 4-H Positive Youth Development Programs, UMaine Extension works with robotics clubs across the state. More information about 4-H is available at extension.umaine.edu.

Cooperative Extension to Host Robotics Expo, Maine Edge Reports

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

The Maine Edge reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a Robotics Expo for youth ages 5-18 on October 19 at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. Activities are planned for those participating in or interested in a 4-H robotics program. Representatives from UMaine’s College of Engineering are also expected to attend the expo.