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2023 DOIT Scholar Yu Tian standing at the Grand Canyon
Read article: In his own words: Yu Tian
In his own words: Yu Tian
As an ISPP Scholar, Yu Tian is appointed with the Illinois Department of Innovation...
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Read article: 4G STEM Camp provides opportunities for youth to see STEM careers in action
4G STEM Camp provides opportunities for youth to see STEM careers in action
Career exploration is a big part of the 4-H world. Sometimes...
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Read article: A colorful experiment with Halloween candy
A colorful experiment with Halloween candy
Halloween is here and that means lots and lots of candy! We had many creative ways of getting rid of some of the excess candy in our house, but...
2022 Scholar Cohort
Read article: 2022: A new year: Continued progress and promise
2022: A new year: Continued progress and promise
2021 came and went. At times, it felt like if you blinked, you have would miss it. At others, it seemed like time was standing still. Time was such a...

News Releases

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Stephenson County 4-H- Brings STEM Activities to Pearl CIty Middle School
Creative thinking, hands-on problem solving, critical reasoning—these are just some of the skills seventh and eighth-grade students at Pearl City Middle School used on Friday, February 16. Staff from the University of Illinois Extension provided four different STEM activities for students to...
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4-H educator ignites passion for dance at upcoming teen summit
STERLING, Ill. — 4-H Educator for Carroll, Lee, and Whiteside counties, Danielle Gapinski, will share her passion for dance in Washington D.C. as part of the Ignite by 4-H teen summit.  Through a submission process, Gapinski’s Get Up and Dance! session proposal was selected to be a part of the...
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Mad scientists are set to brew up experiments at Sterling Public Library
Have you ever wanted to make your own lava lamp, see raisins dance, or create a bouncy ball?  Now, youth ages 8-18 can!  The 4-H Mad Scientist workshop will occur on Monday, October 16th, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Sterling Public Library. During this free, one-hour program, participants will...