It takes a team to support One Million New Scientists!

At the Science, Engineering and Technology rollout, Washington D.C., June 18, 2008: Back row: Kaylee Keith (Mississippi 4-H), April Johnson (Texas 4-H Youth), Ed Lewis (Toyota), Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer, National 4-H Council President Don Floyd, Sophie Gilbert (4-H Network News), Matthew Elmore (4-H Network News); Front row: Jacqueline Ware and MacKenzie Ring (West Virginia 4-H).

Motivated by challenges across the United States to encourage and support the training of more new Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) experts, on June 18, 2008 the National 4-H Council announced its sponsorship of an annual initiative:

National Youth Science Day
October 8, 2008

In a roll out ceremony, 4-H also honored five states (California, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi and West Virginia) to receive grants for continuing development of their exemplary 4-H Science and Water Conservation Programs. Corporate supporters include the Noyce Foundation, John Deere Foundation, Grinnell Mutual, Motorola Foundation, Dupont Pioneer, 3M and Toyota.

4-H believes that it takes a team - including youth, parents, community members, elected officials, and corporations - to make the following compelling 4-H effort come true:

One Million New Scientists .
One Million New Ideas.

Above right, Matthew Elmore and Sophie Gilbert check out information related to balloon technology at the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, during their visit to the United States Capitol.