Category Archives: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

How to Boost Your Creativity

By Michele Farrell and Timothy Owens Senior Library Program Officers, IMLS We recently had the good fortune to participate in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) workshop for librarians at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond. Sponsored by … Continue reading

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National Museum and Library Services Board Explores Makers Movement

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS I have just returned from Birmingham, Alabama where the National Museum and Library Services Board explored how the nation’s libraries and museums support learning in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). In 2014, many IMLS … Continue reading

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Hang Out, Mess Around, and Geek Out at the UA GeoTech Lab

Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on TCS Tech. To view the original post, click here. By Laren Hammonds Teacher, Rock Quarry Middle School As an aspiring archaeologist in middle school and high school, I spent many a sweltering week on the … Continue reading

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Bringing NASA Science Directly to Your Museum and Library

By Laura K. Lincoln Communication Coordinator, NASA’s Space Place NASA’s iconic images of planets, far-off galaxies, and even our own Earth have the ability to inspire young and old alike. The visual aspect of space exploration is perhaps its most compelling element. … Continue reading

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Millions of Moments of Discovery: US2020 Launches City Competition

By Max Milder Fellow, US2020 Enter a classroom anywhere in the U.S. today, and you will likely encounter a scene that could easily have fit in two or three decades ago. Students are sitting at desks. Teachers are using whiteboards and … Continue reading

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