Youth from across the nation are attending the 2006 National 4H Leadership Conference July 24-27 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. "Science, Engineering and Technology for the 21st Century" will give about 200 students, ages 14-18, from across the nation the opportunity to learn about cutting edge technology and take it back to use in their community, said Brad Barker, 4H science and technology specialist.
"We know the importance of science and technology is growing," said Kathleen Lodl, 4-H youth development specialist. "So we are going to equip these students with the skills they need to enter the 21st century workplace." UNL was selected to host the national event based on its ability to provide hands on learning experiences, proper facilities and labs and willing staff, Lodl said. (Read More)