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Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 9, 2014

Get An Early Start On An Engineering Career

Union County, NJ – Union County 4-H is offering a new Engineering Club this year, designed for students in grades 4 and 5 who show an early interest in engineering and related technology fields.

“If your child enjoys building toy ramps, tracks, and other structures, the 4-H Engineering Club offers a fun, supportive program to help develop advanced skills and get a firm grasp on the basic concepts,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak.

Union County 4-H is a program of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County, supported in part by the Freeholder Board. Part of the nation’s largest youth development network, 4-H helps youngsters develop leadership and organizational skills while exploring topics of their choice.

The Engineering Club explores basic engineering principles through hands-on activities using simple materials. The activities include building bridges out of paper, rockets out of straws, and ski jumps from foam noodles. It meets on the second Sunday of each month, October to June, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the County’s Colleen Frasier Building, 300 North Avenue East in Westfield.

Parents and students can learn more about the Engineering Club and other 4-H clubs at the annual Open House on Friday September 19 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Colleen Fraser Building, or by contacting Union County 4-H Agent James Nichnadowicz at jnichnadowicz@ucnj.org or 908-654-9854.

More information about 4-H and all other Extension programs is also available at ucnj.org/rce.

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