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04/18/2018
Mission Accomplished! Georgia 4-H Engineering Challenge, Mission Make-It, a Success!
Submitted by: Melanie Biersmith


Over 135 participants accepted the challenge and joined the third annual event, Mission Make-It: Georgia 4-H Engineering Challenge on Saturday, April 14, 2018.  This exciting event was held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center and involved an action packed schedule.  This year's event was themed around the centennial of World War I, and after hearing an engaging guest speaker from Atlanta History Center, the 4-H'ers learned how to design ships and planes around specific objectives. Lunch was served, and the day wrapped up with a visit to several engaging exhibits at the showcase and overall reflections.  The middle-school aged participants wrote reflections about their day such as the sample of comments found below.

What STEM skills did you practice and//or learn today?

  • Teamwork
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Engineering process
  • Engineering, creativity, teamwork
  • Creativity, innovation, resourcefulness, time management, and engineering
  • Trial and error
  • That even if it doesn’t work you can try it again
  • Technology, and the way technology has changed from the past to the future

Because of today, how do you feel about STEM?

  • I feel better about STEM, I know I can be given an objective and attempt to build it
  • Very enthusiastic
  • Today has made me more confident when dealing with STEM activities
  • Amazing
  • I feel great about myself and others
  • Engaged
  • Because of today, I feel that STEM is very fun and exciting
  • It's essential for life
  • It is interesting and fun to learn
  • I think it is really fun and interactive

The program was made possible because of funding support from Lockheed Martin via National 4-H Council.  

 





 
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