*Please note that HiTech has moved to the East Columbia Branch while the Savage Branch is temporarily closed for renovations.
What is HiTech?
Projects have included the design and build of weather balloons, robots, quadrotor flight controllers, hovercrafts, an e-book (titled "Chapters of Civility" — available as a PDF and from iTunes and Google Play), and a mobile game, Escape from Detention!, that has been downloaded 6,000 times from 30 countries across the globe. Also on iTunes and Google Play, Escape centers on a student who was mistakenly sent to detention because of a classmate’s antics. The game is available for iPhones, iPads, and Android systems. It was chosen as a top game by Best10Apps.com; check out the latest review.
- HCLS HiTech STEM Lab - Visual Overview
- HCLS HiTech STEM Lab - The STEM Instructors
- HCLS HiTech STEM Lab - 3D Robot Rendering
The upbeat term plays on the words high and technology, conveying that we incorporate cutting-edge teaching methodologies into our curriculum.
HiTech also associates the initiative with Howard County Library System (HCLS) because the term begins with Hi, HCLS’ logo, which communicates friendliness (as in “Hello, and welcome!”). Separately, the logo’s letter “H” stands for Howard County Library System, while “i” stands for specific words (e.g., inform, instruct and interact), which, combined, comprise our mission: high-quality education for all.
The HiTech logo, which mirrors components of the HCLS logo, also includes the tag line “The Road to a STEM Career.”