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    Science + Technology + Engineering + Math = STEM

    STEM programs are designed to foster passion and provide 4-H youth the opportunity to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through fun, hands-on activities and projects.  4-H science programs are available through local clubs, camps, and schools.  Focus areas include:

       √   Robotics

       √   Rocketry

       √   Environmental Science

       √   Agricultural Science

       √   Biotechnology

       √   Veterinary Science


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    STEM Electronics Classes

    Project Descriptions:

    "GENERAL ELECTRIC" - Discover the "tools" an electrician uses:  the National Electrical Code, cyclometers, digital and clock meters, circuit breakers and fuses in a control panel, wires, nameplates, and electrical symbols....and these are just a few of the topics that will be covered in this project class.

    "TELL TALE HEART" - This class is an introductory course in electronics and soldering.  You will be building the circuit for an 8x8 (64 total) red LED matrix and then programming an Arduino microcontroller to turn on and off the 64 LEDs in a low-res movie so that they blink in a pulsing heart pattern.

    "BAT EYES" - Participants will be learning about different kinds of waves, including light and sound.  There will be several hands-on experiments including making a circuit that lets you see like a bat would, using sound.  This is a fun project to watch unfold as participants try to navigate while blindfolded using only the device they built and programmed along with their own ears, to "see".

    "SPACE INVADERS GAME" - The plans for how to build different electrical circuits are called "schematics".  In this class you will learn how to recognize the schematic symbols for several different electrical components and then read, build, and program a 'Space Invaders' game, including the creation of graphics for your own aliens.

    "RUBBER BAND SENTRY" - This project class has participants building a turret that can shoot a rubber band at would-be intruders (think...guarding your candy stash from your siblings).  You'll learn about how electrical motors work, what a servo is, what a stepper motor is, and how to control them from a microcontroller.


    For more information about what's going on in your area and how you can become involved, contact:

    Mark Mathias
    USU Extension 4-H STEM Coordinator