WENATCHEE — Chelan-Douglas 4-H is recruiting middle and high school students for a regional robotics club, thanks to a $50,000 grant from National 4-H Council and JC Penney.
The Washington State University Extension office, 400 Washington St., will host an information night at 7 p.m. Oct. 28.
“Primarily, robotics is the vehicle to teach them life skills and science, how to market ideas and leadership,” said Janet Edwards, an afterschool specialist with WSU Extension 4-H. The idea stems from a need for more students to pursue math and science.
Washington was one of five states chosen for the grant. The $50,000 will be split among 10 areas around the state, including $3,500 for Chelan-Douglas 4-H.
The club will compete with their robots in a state competition in March in Seattle. In addition to the grant, JC Penney also donated $6,500 for each club, which will pay for robot-building kits and registration fees.