Science, Engineering and Technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life, and they also hold the key to meeting many of humanity's most pressing current and future challenges.  Yet too few U.S. workers have strong backgrounds in these fields and many people lack even fundamental knowledge of them.  This national trend has created a widespread call for a new approach to K-12 science education in the United States (1) as well as programs through non-formal organizations, such as, Agricultural Extension Service, 4-Youth Development  working with youth of all ages between 9-18.

(1. Reference:  A Framework for K-12 Science Education:  Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Core Ideas)

SET - 4-H Science (Science, Engineering & Technology)

Looking for ways to introduce young people to the world of science, engineering and technology?  SET/STEM is one of the core areas Kentucky 4-H.   has a variety of areas to offer youth;

  • Aerospace and Rocketry
  • Biotechnology (forensics)
  • Energy and Electronics
  • Robotics
  • Spatial Science (GPS/GIS)

These are just a few opportunities for youth to experience hands-on, educational programming. 

Science can also be incorporated into most of the other 4-H core areas.

Don't forget the National Youth Science Day experiement each October! 

Contact your local extension 4-H agent for more details.

KY 4-H Science, Engineering & Technology Facebook 

KY Girls STEM Collaborative and 4-H partnership