UNION COUNTY, NJ - Area students in grades 8-12 have a unique opportunity to prepare for STEM and education careers, by participating in the 4-H Science Ambassador program of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County.

The program includes a weeklong residency at the Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and experience in presenting science programs for children.

This year’s program was sponsored by the Rahway Public Library. The participants were (l.-r. in photo) Issac Oluwakuyide of Union, Burke Jaeger of Cranford, Ana Oliveira of Rahway and Kyle Grant of Union. Also participating were Cassandra Hansen of Rahway and Chimezie Amaechi of Plainfield.

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To apply for the next Science Ambassador program contact 4-H Agent James Nichnadowicz at the Extension offices in Westfield, jnichnadowicz@ucnj.org or 908-654-9854.

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County is supported in part by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. More information on all 4-H youth and adult Extension programs is available at the County website, at ucnj.org/rce.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.