Fifty (50) 4-H youth, teen leaders, and volunteers from Bristol Myers Squibb went on a Galactic Quest as part of the 2021 National 4-H STEM Challenge on Saturday, December 11. The youth completed the STEM activities as part of their monthly Science Saturday sessions within the Tomorrow’s Innovators program, a collaboration of Mercer County 4-H and Bristol Myers Squibb since 2013. Trenton area 4-7th graders built and used telescopes, explored constellations, decoded and encrypted messages with a Caesar cipher wheel, learned about cyber security, and built and used a mechanical claw operated with hydraulics.
The December session was just one of six Science Saturdays held each school year. Trenton area 4-7th graders should contact the 4-H office if interested in joining us next year. More information about Galactic Quest and the National 4-H STEM Challenge is available here.