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Carroll Community College Holds STEM-related Event

Release Date: 2/20/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College
410-386-8411

Carroll Community College Holds STEM-related Event

Westminster, Md., — Aspiring engineers, designers and artists in grades two through eight will experience the power of tinkering, building and fabricating at a new STEM- related event at Carroll Community College (Carroll). This “Maker Day event includes a full day of activity where participants attend two workshops of their choice and work on projects to take home with them. Offered in partnership with Future Makers, a non-profit which highlights discovery and encourages experimentation, creative risk- taking and purposeful play, the event immerses participants in the creative process.

The “Maker Day” workshops not only give participants a chance to make something new, but provide an opportunity to sample the longer STEM- related camps that will be offered this summer through Kids@Carroll and Teen College.

“Maker Day” will be held on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Carroll. The cost is $55 per person and includes two workshops, plus all supplies and materials. Advance registration is required. In the afternoon, there will also be a workshop for parents, “Maker Families: Materials, Tools and Projects that Rock!” that will demonstrate how to set up a “maker space” in your home. The intensive workshop covers the concepts, tools and supplies for these creative spaces and also includes supplies that parents can use to jump- start their home “maker space.”

“Maker Families” will be held from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per person and includes supplies that can be used to get a “maker space” started. Pre-registration is required.

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Colleges and universities around the country are stressing the importance of science education and encouraging students to consider learning more about STEM fields to prepare for 21st century careers.

Workshops for Children in Grades Two to Four

Breaking Bricks – Lego® Hacks and Mods
Future Fab Jr.
Make it Go! - Cars

Workshops for Children in Grades Five to Eight

Gear for the Great Outdoors
Sticker Lab - Vinyl Graphics for Young Entrepreneurs
Woodshop Apprenticeship

The cost of attending Maker Day is $55, which includes project supplies. Pre-registration is required. Call 410-386-8100 to register and select your workshops. Online registration is not available.

Maker Families
Materials, Tools and Projects That Rock!

How to set up a maker space at home and get the whole family get involved. Answer the questions: Do I need to know how to solder? Do I have to buy a bunch of fancy tools?

  • Get answers, ideas, and a bag of maker goodies to get your home “maker space” going!
  • Learn how to use basic hand tools, safe soldering fundamentals, and where to find tested maker projects and inspiration!

The cost is $10.

For a complete Summer!Kids@Carroll and Teen College schedule and for more information about Maker Day, please visit www.carrollcc/edu/summerkids

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