Description: Youth can register now for the fifth annual Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge at the 2014 Iowa State Fair. The senior division (grades 9-12) will participate Sunday, Aug. 10, and the junior division (grades 5-8) will participate Monday, Aug. 11. The challenges on both days are from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.
Iowa youth will show off their robot designing and programming skills in this “real-time” challenge, said Jay Staker, 4-H youth program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Robotics clubs or teams composed of three to 10 youth and up to two adult leaders/coaches may participate.
Registration for the event is open until June 30. Applications will be reviewed and teams will be notified by July 1 and asked to confirm. At least one member of each team is required to be a member of 4-H. Youth can join 4-H at their county Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office.