HiTech Academy: The Road to A STEM Career

October 1st, 2013 - October 1st, 2015 | PROJECT

The Howard County Library System (HCLS), in partnership with the University of Maryland Baltimore County, will use this grant to enhance the teen digital media lab at the Savage Branch Library by adding science, technology, engineering, and math projects and implementing that same STEM-focused model in three other libraries. The "Hi Tech Academy: The Road to a STEM Career" project will address the increasing demand for workers with STEM-related skills as the number of college graduates in these fields decreases. This program will create a model to be replicated at other libraries, bring awareness of how to best teach these skills, increase interest in STEM for youth, and address the demand for these skills in the community.

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Team Members

Angela Brade, Principal Investigator, Howard County Library


Funding Source: IMLS
Award Number: LG-07-13-0321
Funding Amount: 267488


Audience: Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | Engineering | General STEM | Mathematics | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Library Programs | Media and Technology | Public Programs