Welcome Aboard The STEAM Machine!
Howard County Library System’s new mobile classroom brings science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics classes to students, 1 –12 grade (and adults), unable to participate in STEAM classes at any branch. Priority is given to students from disconnected and under resourced communities. Through hands-on projects and experiments, students become scientists and engineers. HCLS’ STEAM classes provide academic and social enrichment aligned with HCPSS’ science curriculum. HCLS instructors will customize classes to students’ grade levels, interests and aspirations.
The STEAM Machine’s interior classroom is universally accessible and seats up to 12 students and two instructors. Arrangements can be made for larger classes, including an exterior classroom under the STEAM Machine’s awnings. Classes are typically one hour long.
The STEAM Machine is wi-fi enabled, and equipped with laptops, science kits, supplies, and books. STEAM Machine Instructors look forward to co-creating memorable learning experiences with students through hands on enrichment opportunities. By engaging students from disconnected communities throughout Howard County, the STEAM Machine is a bold investment in Howard County’s bright future!