Cassandra Ivie joined 4-H in kindergarten and worked her way up in the organization becoming a Utah 4-H State Ambassador. Now this bright and talented Copper Hills High student has won the 2018 National 4-H ‘Youth in Action’ Pillar Award for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Cassandra is the founder and creator of Incredible Machine, a curriculum and supply kit used to teach civil, software, chemical, mechanical and electrical engineering to 4-H students. She says it is an excellent platform for learning and helps young people become passionate about STEM. Cassandra received a $6,500 grant to fund ten Incredible Machine kits for kids in underserved and rural areas.
Along with her national title, Cassandra will receive a $5,000 scholarship and will serve as an advocate and spokesperson for 4-H STEM programming. She will be officially recognized at the 4-H Legacy Awards in Washington, D.C. in March.