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Engineer It!

Many everyday challenges (like answering, Who took my book?) can be solved by using the scientific method and the eight science and engineering practices that are highlighted at the Engineer It! workshop. Engineer It Challenge is a half-day workshop that engages potential and current 4-H members in engineering experiences. Participants delve into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) areas and get a taste of what's involved in the Engineering Design Challenge. 4-H volunteers and youth leaders are your hosts and instructors; they'll guide you through a fun-filled session of hands-on challenges that might inspire you to form a 4-H Engineering club!

Engineer It t-shirt design

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2014 Engineer It! workshop schedule

Region(s) Date Time Location Contact information
Central, Southwest, Southesat, Northwest & Northeast 2015 3½ hours Various facilities that can support 75 participants with one large event space and four break-out rooms. Please contact your county office to encourage local coordination of an event.
McLeod County
Saturday, April 18 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Glencoe City Center
1107 11th St. E
Glencoe 55336
Jill Grams
(320) 484-4305
Blue Earth County
Saturday, April 18 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mankato Regional Extension office
1961 Premier Dr.
Suite 110
Mankato 56001

Kelly Hulke
(507) 304-4326
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Pine County
Saturday, May 2 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Braham Area High School
531 Elmhurst Ave. S.
Braham 55006
Lorelei Finley
(800) 657-3813
Carlton County
Saturday, May 2 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Cloquet Forestry Center
179 University Road
Cloquet MN 55720
Marna Butler-Fasteland
(218) 384-3511
Lake County
Saturday, May 9 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Finland Community Center
6866 Cramer Rd
Finland, MN 55603

Tracey Anderson
(218) 834-8379

Dakota County
November TBD TBD Abby Wagner
(651) 480-7702

4-H youth testing bridge strength4-H youth testing their Rube Goldberg machine balls & tracks


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4-H STEM team co-chairs are Rebecca Meyer 1-507-536-6303 and Margo Bowerman


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