Posts Tagged ‘ robotics ’

4-H programs designed to make new scientists

Feb 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, February 4, 2010, Issue

As a way to get the country’s youth more interested in science, the National 4-H Headquarters and National 4-H council have launched the “One Million New Scientists, One Million New Ideas” campaign. In Nebraska, 4-H’ers are well on their way to becoming the next Albert Einstein or Bill Gates by participating in science, engineering and […]

Robotics work leads Dumpert to doctorate

Jan 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, January 28, 2010

A UCARE experience helped Jason Dumpert spark a career in robotics. One of the first 100 UNL students to enroll in the undergraduate research program in 2000, Dumpert paired with Shane Farritor, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and helped troubleshoot problems related to a robot. “I hadn’t worked in robotics before I met Shane,” said […]

Robotics curriculum goes nationwide

Sep 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, September 10, 2009

Nebraska 4-H is emerging as a national leader in science education, thanks to a nearly $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation that is taking 4-H robotics and GPS/GIS curriculum national. The new grant, “Scale-Up: National Robotics in 4-H: Workforce Skills for the 21st Century,” allows 4-H to expand its current program, offered mostly […]