Mission Accomplished! Georgia 4-H Engineering
Challenge, Mission Make-It, a Success!
Over 130 participants accepted the challenge and joined the second annual event, Mission Make-It: Georgia 4-H Engineering Challenge on Saturday, April 8. This exciting event was held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center and involved an action packed schedule. The challenges for the day included designing a portable water filtration system and designing a holder to carry soda cans that does not harm the environment or wildlife. Lunch was served, and day wrapped up with a visit to several engaging exhibits at the showcase and overall reflections. The middle-school aged participants wrote reflections about their day such as:
STEM skills I learned today are:
- teamwork and problem solving skills
- cooperation, innovation and teamwork
- it's okay to fail, just keep trying to find a solution
- thinking outside the box and listening to others
- real-world thinking
- how to combine ideas, work as a team, and there are multiple ways to solve a problem
Because of today, I feel:
- more confident and acquainted with STEM
- like STEM is important in the world and it helps us a lot
- today was amazing, it took time but I got it
- amazing, and I want to use [STEM] more in everyday life
The program was made possible because of funding support from Lockheed Martin via National 4-H Council.