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.
LOUISVILLE, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service will hold the North Mississippi 4-H Summer Camp Explore July 23-26 in Winston County.
The camp will be at Lake Tiak O’Khata, located at 1290 Smyth Lake Road in Louisville.
Participants will enjoy the outdoors, expressive arts, and STEM and S.A.F.E.T.Y. activities. Archery, canoeing, drama, air rifle, survival skills, first aid, robotics and a service project are among the camp’s offerings. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will conduct a heritage activity with the campers.
Growing food on Earth is challenging enough, but two Armstrong Middle School robotics teams are exploring the cultivation of leafy greens in space.
Mississippi State University received three grants Oct. 22 totaling almost $900,000 to enhance the advancement of scientific and environmental literacy among children and young people living near the Gulf Coast.
Do you know a high school student interested in working in the medical field or a related science career one day?
The Rural Medical and Science Scholars program could be for them.
(Photo by Kevin Hudson)
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."
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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