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About GEAR-Tech-21

GEAR-Tech-21 teaches robotics, GPS, and GIS technologies through building and programming a robot, navigation, and mapmaking activities.

We help you with step-by-step guides and resources. It’s real learning with real adventures! Your club can even compete in virtual competitions with teams located across the country.

GEAR-Tech-21 is based on the Nebraska Robotics and GPS/GIS in 4-H: Workforce Skills for the 21st Century program and is funded by the National Science Foundation.

The program includes:

  • Innovative curriculum and educator’s guide for 300 instruction hours set over a two-year period.
  • Summer camps with camp-in-a-box organizational resources, coordinated by Nebraska 4-H and local programs across the country. Camp programs are available for beginner and advanced levels.
  • Annual national 4-H robotics virtual competitions.

GEAR-Tech-21 is current in its second National Science Foundation grant to “scale up” the project, and increase participation to be nationwide.

Parents, volunteers, and youth - you can start your own GEAR-Tech-21 group in your area or coordinate a GEAR-Tech-21 summer camp.

Register your GEAR-Tech-21 Club

Is your group planning to use GEAR-Tech-21 curriculum?

Sign up now to be a GEAR-Tech-21 club using the Club Registration Form...

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GEAR-Tech-21 Equipment Rental for 2014-15 School Year

GT21 Users:

GEAR-Tech-21 clubs can now request robots and GPS units for the 2014-15 school year!  

Borrow Equipment from GEAR-Tech-21

GEAR-Tech-21 has a limited amount of equipment to loan to clubs! In order to complete the full range of GEAR-Tech-21 activities, computers, LEGO NXT robotics kits and handheld GPS units are...

2014 National 4-H Youth Robotics Summit

The National Youth Summit is a series of national...

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