Youth explores robotics through 4-H
Area youth recently took part in 4-H Robotics Challenge during 4-H Day at the State Fair in Jackson. The event gave participants the opportunity to explore basic computer science concepts while interacting with Dash, a fun and engaging robot designed to inspire kids to creatively code and problem solve.
“One of the main goals of our 4-H Robotics program is to teach essential skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity, in addition to computer science,” said Malikah Jones, Kemper County Extension Agent and County Coordinator. As part of the experience, teams completed fair themed challenges that included programming robots to corral cattle, parade the midway, and make a circle around the Ferris wheel.
“It was Kemper’s very first time participating in a robotics event, and it was fun to see the kids rise to each challenge. They each learned so much as they all worked together to program Dash,” said Jones.
For more information on robotics opportunities or to volunteer, please visit Kemper County Extension Office at 587 Old Scooba Road in DeKalb or call 601-743-2837.