University of California 4-H Youth Development Program
University of California 4-H Youth Development Program
University of California 4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
University of California 4-H Youth Development Program

Engineering and Technology

Through engineering and technology projects, 4-H helps youth learn about the iterative engineering design process, attributes of design, impacts of systems, and effects of technology on the environment.



4-H Engineering and Technology Projects

Computer Science

County-wide and club projects in computer science provide youth with exposure to tomorrow’s computer technology today.  From programming leveraging Google’s CS-First curriculum to explorations in modern web and embedded systems programmning languages such as C, Python, and Javascript.  Check your county 4-H office for more information on what is available. 

If you are interested in leading a computer science project in your county or club, please see the 4-H Computer Science Pathway Resources page.

4-H Robotics

Robotics provides youth experiences in science processes, engineering design principles and technology processes working with household items and parts to complete simple design challenges.


TechXcite is an after-school engineering curriculum developed at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. It offers a rich and vibrant exploration of engineering, mathematics, science and technology and is centered on seven themes.

The curriculum was developed as part of a National Science Foundation-sponsored program. It was utilized in 4-H supported after-school programs across the country. It is no longer used in California, but the curriculum is free and still available.

For more information on TechXcite, please visit


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