Chicago 4-H members meet the president at White House science fair

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Not many 4-H members can say they've been to the White House—by special invitation. Two members of the Chicago Knights, a 4-H robotics club, can. John Moore of Lincoln Park High School and Lydia Wolfe, Hales Franciscan High School, received the invitation to demonstrate the robot they built for "aerial assist" season.

"The Chicago Knights are a great example of a well-rounded robotics club focused on youth learning critical technical and teamwork skills that will help them succeed in life," said Bob Smith U of I Extension robotic educator.

Read more about their mentor and the success of STEM education online. You can watch the two interact with President Obama.


Judy Mae Bingman, University of Illinois Extension Marketing and Communications Manager

Judy uses powerful words and photography to tell the Extension story. She is a skilled communication strategist and storyteller with demonstrated success in building teams and creating strong organizational brand identities that deepen Extension’s impact among key audiences, build brand loyalty, strengthen employee talent, and expand public engagement. She is a frequent conference presenter at the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Conference and helps Extension staff across the nation tell compelling stories.