Jay Staker
4-H Youth Development

515-294-8417
jstaker@iastate.edu

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Story County 4-H Team Neutrino competed at the North Star FIRST Robotics Competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 5-8, 2017. After 80 qualification matches, the team was ranked second, and finished in elimination matches as semifinalists, but took an even bigger reward home.

More than 200 students competed for prizes, awards and scholarships during the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa for junior and senior high students, March 30-31 at Hilton Coliseum on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.

Seven hundred students are expected to exhibit their projects at the State Science + Technology Fair of Iowa, March 30-31 at Hilton Coliseum on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.

The Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge invited youth from across Iowa to show their robot designing and programming skills during the 2016 Iowa State Fair.

As the popular C6 BioFarm game suite enters its second year, improvements have made it more realistic and more valuable for its players. New developments will enhance players’ enjoyment while also creating a more complete picture about the ups and downs of production agriculture.

Youth can register now for the sixth annual Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge at the 2016 Iowa State Fair. The events are Aug. 14 and Aug. 15 in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

The State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa's 59th annual edition March 31-April 1 brought together nearly 700 students and 150 teachers from across the state to display and discuss projects they’d worked very hard on throughout the past year.

Feng Zhang has established himself as one of the most distinguished alums of the SSTFI. The former Des Moines resident and Roosevelt High School student has emerged as one of the world’s most impressive new scientific minds, thanks to his groundbreaking human genome research that could lead to solutions for a number of health problems that plague modern society.

The C6 BioFarm game suite for iPad became available for free download Sept. 9, 2015. The application, designed by a team of Iowa State students, will teach middle and high school students about agricultural production, bioenergy, STEM careers, and more.

Demonstrations of C6 BioFarm, a new tablet app sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, CenUSA Bioenergy, and Iowa NSF EPSCoR, will be featured on the special guest stage Aug. 20 and 23 at the Iowa State University exhibit in the Varied Industries Building.