Eco Bots Project

The National Science Experiment, the 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge, explores how robots can be used to preserve and protect the environment, while offering a glimpse into the future of science, technology, engineering, and math. Youth will assemble their own Eco-Bot, then discover how the robot functions. Youth will design a set of control surfaces to program the Eco-Bot to perform a simulated environmental cleanup project.

If you liked the Eco-Bots experience, come to visit the University of Maine!

The UMaine College of Engineering has year around tours and hands-on activities on campus for all age students. UMaine College of Engineering is very committed to encouraging our youth, especially girls, to engineering careers through the Girls Engineer Maine (GEM) and other programs. To schedule a visit for your group, contact your UMaine Extension County Office, and they will work with us to arrange a convenient time. Boys are welcome too!

The University of Maine offers academic minors in Robotics and in Environmental Engineering!


Are you interested in learning more about what the University of Maine and UMaine system campuses offer?

The University of Maine offers over 100 academic majors! To learn more either:

Visit UMaine’s Find a Major.

Explore our other campuses here.

If you need help connecting to UMaine or one of the other UMaine System campuses, contact us by email or call (207) 581-3877 and ask for Laura, Greg, or Sarah!


Video: Building an EcoBot

Video: The EcoBot Challenge