Floyd County 4-H recently held the third annual 4-H LEGO® Building Contest at the Floyd County Admin Building. Cloverleaf 4-H’ers (fourth through sixth graders) from various schools of Floyd County competed in the contest. 4-H’ers went to their building stations, listened to the rules of the event and eagerly started building. 4-H’ers used their imagination in a 40 minute race to design their creation using “Building Better Communities” for their theme. Floyd County 4-H provided the kits so each 4-H’er had equal opportunity in vying for the prize. The first place winner was Lilly Cantrell. Winning second place was Elan McClain and placing third was Karina Patel. Other Cloverleaf 4-H’ers competing included: Ansley Combes, Lee Donahue, Zach Lester, Isabel Damen, Pablo Santa Maria, Felipe Santa Maria, Parker Campbell, Marissa Gonzales and Sara Wood.
The Berry College Society of Physics Students will kick-off a series of science cafés beginning at Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. at Jamwich restaurant, 510 Broad St. in Rome. Berry College Professor of Physics and Astronomy Todd Timberlake will lecture and then participate in a question and answer session. Timberlake will focus on exoplanets and the possibility of life on other planets in the solar system and beyond. Doors will open at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Food will be available for purchase.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) adding drone training to its Criminal Justice program. Criminal Justice Technology Director Tony Adams says these unmanned and compact remote-controlled vehicles are helping change the way many departments are getting their jobs done. GNTC has purchased two new DJI-series Phantom drones for the program’s use. The goal is to make these students flight-ready when it comes to the use of unmanned flight vehicles in the law enforcement arena. “As more and more departments deploy drones they continue to prove their value,” added Adams. “They provide incredible situational awareness to emergency services teams. Police officers, fire fighters, and SWAT teams across the country use drones for search and rescue, crime scene investigation, accident investigation, criminal pursuit, forest fire tracking, and damage assessment. Drones are not just toys or flying cameras.” Students enrolled in Adams’ program on the college’s Walker County Campus will soon get the chance to have hands-on experience at flying and operating the Criminal Justice Technology program drones.