4-H Robotics in Maine

Maine Robotics and the 4-H Program of Maine (Science) are collaborating for a two event program in Southern Maine.

A full day workshop will be conducted for girls in Lewiston, Maine at the library in a diverse and economically challenged community. The goal of this workshop will be to allow Maine youth the opportunity to work with technology in a highly interactive nature while also increasing their literacy in several STEM fields. Discussion will also include an understanding of what fields are available with in the STEM world.

A second full day workshop for adult mentors will be held at the 4-H headquarters in Falmouth with the goal of training the mentors who will then reach out to work with girls within the 4-H program here in Maine. The outcome from this workshop will be to increase the impact of the training by impacting the adults who will then recruit and work with the girls in the 4-H program as it relates to robotics and STEM in general.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Thomas
Last Name: 
Bickford
Title: 
Executive Director
Location: 
167 Bennoch Road
Orono, ME 04473
United States
Program Details
Year Established: 
2004
Affiliation: 
4-H
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Math
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Girls served annually: 
400
Boys served annually: 
1100
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities?: 
No
Organization Info
Organization Contact Info
Title: 
Regional Director
Location: 
167 Bennoch Road
United States
Slug: 
4-h-robotics-in-maine
Available Resources/Activities
workshops/classes/training
volunteers
professional development
mentoring
conferences
computer technology support
computer access
boys interested in STEM
Collaboration Interests
working with similar organizations
working with K-12 schools
sharing resources
joint event planning
curriculum development
Needed Resources/Activities
volunteers
research
internships
girls interested in STEM
funding/sponsorship
Populations Served
teachers
rural
middle/junior
low income
high school
elementary
at-risk