Extension Agents play an important role in the 4-H robotics program. Through your hard work and dedication, youth have an opportunity to participate in hands-on educational fun that teaches them the technical skills, as well as life skills, necessary to be successful in a digital economy.
Under the Extension Plan of Work, you will be asked to:
- Participate in in-service trainings
- Host county interest meetings or booths
- Realize that robotics may start off as a project and evolve into a club — it’s OK to start small!
- Recruit volunteers
- Assist volunteers in completing the volunteer application packet
- Train volunteers on 4-H fundamentals using the 4-H 101 materials
- Train volunteers on the 4-H robotics year round training curriculum
- Establish a robotics advisory council
- Determine monthly programming for the year
- Assist in securing resources
- Serve as the liaison between the volunteer and the State specialists
- Help prepare youth for contests
- Provide youth with opportunities to apply what they have learned
- Preparing Record Books
- Preparing Record Books
Robotics Lending Library
As the Extension Agent, you are eligible to check out resources from our Robotics Lending Library, provided those resources are available. Please notify the State specialist by email and then fill out the appropriate information on your selection via the Robotics Lending Library Request Form.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mariah Morgan remembers inquisitive 8-year-olds, just learning how to program beginner robots for 4-H projects. The rest of the world now sees one of them as a team of champion programmers.
Wait For It, the Rankin County 4-H robotics club, just earned top honors at the FIRST Tech Challenge at Minute Maid Park in Houston. FIRST stands for "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology."
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi 4-H offers a unique way to celebrate the unofficial Star Wars Day, May 4, by encouraging support of the state 4-H Robotics Program.
May 4 is recognized for its connection to the famous movie line, "May the force be with you."
"May the Fourth has become a day to celebrate science, technology, engineering and math," said Mariah Morgan, an assistant Extension professor with the Mississippi State University Extension Center for Technology Outreach.
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Local 4-H’ers weren't waiting until 4-H National Youth Science Day on Wednesday to open their 4-H Drone Discovery Challenge kits. Instead, the Clover Dawgs robotics engineering club began work Friday.
Each Oktibbeha County kid looked skeptically at the first set of components for the much-anticipated activity: a green, plastic tube that resembled a thick-walled straw, along with a short, white, lightweight propeller. Their mission was to build plastic helicopters.
By Michaela Parker
MSU Extension Service
ARTESIA, Miss. -- Children’s faces lit up as they watched their bright-blue robots glide across the floor at their commands.
Nate Peterson, community development coordinator for Artesia, watched his 32 summer campers beam with excitement as they played with robots for the first time. Peterson worked alongside camp director Betty Sanders to coordinate sports, educational demonstrations and other activities for local children to enjoy while their parents were at work.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Summer camp is going high tech for Mississippi teachers, senior 4-H’ers, and 4-H agents and volunteers.
The Mississippi State University Extension Service will host the second annual Robotics Academy July 27-30 at the Bost Extension Center on the MSU main campus. Participants will learn how to plan a robotics program, how to host a robotics camp, how to plan a successful fundraising campaign, and how to use 4-H robotics and coding in the school setting.
Attendees can choose from four educational tracks:
When she started volunteering with Tate County 4-H almost 15 years ago, Joy Magness didn’t know much about the youth development program delivered by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
She was home-schooling her two children, Samantha and Eli, and her fellow home-schooling parent and friend Adelia Gaines asked Magness if she’d like her kids to join 4-H and if she’d like to volunteer.
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