Tech fair for middle, high school students set Jan. 3
DANVILLE — The Danville Family YWCA and University of Illinois 4-H are teaming up to sponsor a tech fair for middle school and high school students.
The event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 3 at the YMCA, 1111 N. Vermilion St., Danville. It is free, and registration isn't required.
Participants will be able to explore multiple technologies such as wind energy, electronic prototyping and robotics.
They also will have a chance to enroll as 4-H Special Interest Club members and participate in a series of engineering, electronics and prototyping workshops designed to teach skills that can lead to careers in science, engineering and technology.
"It's not just cows and plows anymore," Joann O'Connor, an office assistant with the UI Extension, said of 4-H's offerings.
The 4-H program involves more than 7 million youths throughout the country. It teaches them leadership, citizenship and life skills.
The Vermilion County program is part of the 4-H Youth Development Program and its parent, the Cooperative Extension System of the United States Department of Agriculture.