For the third consecutive year, US Cellular is joining the National 4-H Council to celebrate its annual National Youth Science Day (NYSD), the company said.
As part of its commitment to advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, US Cellular will support local 4-H members at 16 events throughout the company´s markets this fall. The students will participate in the NYSD experiment, Incredible Wearables, and learn about STEM careers from US Cellular leaders and associates.
4-H NYSD is in its tenth year and it is the world´s largest youth-led STEM challenge, which engages tens of thousands of kids in 4-H clubs across the country. This year´s interactive learning experience is a hands-on project that challenges the youth to use the engineering design process to build a wearable fitness tracking device.
Incredible Wearables teaches how circuits, sensors and health data can be blended with design principles to create a viable wearable tech product. In addition to the 16 local events, US Cellular will also join 4-H at their flagship event in New York City, on Oct. 4, where hundreds of youth will conduct the experiment together.
US Cellular has a longstanding commitment to the community and education. The company has contributed more than USD 9.65 million to local educational programming since 2009.
US Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don´t and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers´ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations.
4-H, the nation´s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4-H programs empower nearly six million young people across the US through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4-H is the youth development program of our nation´s Cooperative Extension System and USDA, and serves every county and parish in the US through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4-H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries.