Youth from Broome County 4-H Engineer Robotic Solutions on 4-H National Youth Science Day Saturday October 13th

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Youth from Broome County 4-H Engineer Robotic Solutions on 4-H National Youth Science Day Saturday October 13th

October 11, 2012 Updated Oct 11, 2012 at 11:59 AM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) 4-H youth from Broome County 4-H will join millions of young people across the nation to become scientists for the day during the fifth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD).

Event will take place Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Center Court at Oakdale Mall.

According to a news release:

As part of 4-H NYSD, youth are invited to participate in the 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge: the 2012 National Science Experiment which will demonstrate that by utilizing engineering principles, youth can have a positive impact on communities and ecosystems.

Designed by The Ohio State University Extension, the 2012 National Science Experiment will introduce youth to robotic engineering concepts as they program an autonomous robot to clean up a simulated environmental spill. 4-H'ers will enhance their engineering skills by assembling their own Eco-Bots and surface controls to manage an environmental clean-up. Youth will then test the interaction between the Eco-Bot’s design features and various surface control configurations to determine the most effective clean-up solution for the simulated spill.

For more information on this event, or how your children can participate, contact Kelly Adams at kea32@cornell.edu or (607) 772-8953.

According to a news release:

As part of 4-H NYSD, youth are invited to participate in the 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge: the 2012 National Science Experiment which will demonstrate that by utilizing engineering principles, youth can have a positive impact on communities and ecosystems.

Designed by The Ohio State University Extension, the 2012 National Science Experiment will introduce youth to robotic engineering concepts as they program an autonomous robot to clean up a simulated environmental spill. 4-H'ers will enhance their engineering skills by assembling their own Eco-Bots and surface controls to manage an environmental clean-up. Youth will then test the interaction between the Eco-Bot’s design features and various surface control configurations to determine the most effective clean-up solution for the simulated spill.

For more information on this event, or how your children can participate, contact Kelly Adams at kea32@cornell.edu or (607) 772-8953.