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Add to Calendar 2021-06-18 11:06:19 2021-06-18 11:06:19 4-H Engineering Design Challenge In the 4-H Engineering Design Challenge, youth develop critical thinking, creativity, innovation and problem solving skills, and have fun at the same time! Each year, teams of youth in grades 3 and up and family teams solve a theme-based engineering challenge. While working with caring adults, teams apply engineering principles to plan and build a machine that completes a task. Minnesota 4-H supports volunteer coaches every step of the way with curriculum, project ideas and learning activities. No expertise required. The 2021 challenge task is to drive change through transportation. Whether it’s getting food to people in need or finding a better way for people to get from one place to another, we want to hear about your ideas. Join the challenge and make a difference today! There are three parts to getting involved: Sign up and start or join a team. Choose an issue connected to transportation you want to solve.  Create an EDC machine and share your story.  Teams can get together in-person by following the in-person activities during COVID-19 guidelines. Teams can also meet virtually using the keeping young people safe online checklist. Registration deadline is June 18 and the state virtual showcase will take place on Monday, Aug. 9. America/Chicago public

Location

Online

Contact

Michael Compton, STEM director, 712-330-2431, mcompton@umn.edu

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In the 4-H Engineering Design Challenge, youth develop critical thinking, creativity, innovation and problem solving skills, and have fun at the same time! Each year, teams of youth in grades 3 and up and family teams solve a theme-based engineering challenge.

While working with caring adults, teams apply engineering principles to plan and build a machine that completes a task. Minnesota 4-H supports volunteer coaches every step of the way with curriculum, project ideas and learning activities. No expertise required.

The 2021 challenge task is to drive change through transportation. Whether it’s getting food to people in need or finding a better way for people to get from one place to another, we want to hear about your ideas. Join the challenge and make a difference today!

There are three parts to getting involved:

  1. Sign up and start or join a team.
  2. Choose an issue connected to transportation you want to solve. 
  3. Create an EDC machine and share your story. 

Teams can get together in-person by following the in-person activities during COVID-19 guidelines. Teams can also meet virtually using the keeping young people safe online checklist.

Registration deadline is June 18 and the state virtual showcase will take place on Monday, Aug. 9.

Audience

4-H members who completed grades 3-8 (Level 1) and grades 7 and above (Level 2) by the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Every county team must have two adult volunteer leaders who are screened Minnesota 4-H volunteers.  Family teams are coached by parents and guardians that do not have to be screened volunteers.

All youth team members must register for the challenge through their 4-H Online accounts.  If it’s a county team, the coaches must first be registered with the team name in 4-H Online.

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Apply to become a Minnesota 4‑H volunteer.

 

Cost

Free

Registration

If you need help with registration, use this guide or contact Kim Thompson at 612-624-7774 or thomp037@umn.edu.

Registration deadline is June 18.

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