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STEAM lab made possible by donor is up, running at Serena Hills

Students are learning in a brand new space at Serena Hills Elementary School with the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Lab opened for instruction since the beginning of this school year.
 
Made possible by a donation of more than $275,000 from Serena Hills alum Allan DiCastro, the lab features a bay of computers that students use for technology-based learning like programming and animation, a 3D printer, a TV and a classroom pet — a bearded dragon named Stitch.

International STEM Learning Ecosystems awards Homewood Science Center membership

The Homewood Science Center is now part of STEM Learning Ecosystems, a national and international network working to change how students learn, educators teach and how businesses develop a workforce with 21st century skills.

Creativity abounds in STEAM Camp at James Hart School

The first District 153 STEAM Camp gave one student a chance to create replicas of Chicago’s downtown buildings, a team the opportunity to build a robot and another to produce a movie. It’s all part of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

H-F seniors selected for Exelon summer internships

Four Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduating seniors have been selected for 10-week paid engineering internships through the Exelon Generation program this summer.

Bill Beverly sets sights on NASA career

Bill Beverly of Homewood has a goal — he wants to work for NASA. Beverly’s excitement about his future profession derives from his selection for the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program that gave him the opportunity recently to learn from engineers and scientists at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Daughter carries on legacy as McBride Engineering marks 50 years

Mary McBride is happy to carry on her father’s work as president of McBride Engineering Inc. in Homewood. The firm marks its 50th year in business this year.

Homewood Science Center launches STEM Network to foster collaboration

A number of hands go up after speaker Barry Aprison 
asks how many teachers are attending the launch 
of the Homewood Science Center's STEM Network 
on Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Groups begin using future science center as project planning continues

Community groups are making use of the building while planning continues for the future Homewood Community Science Center. A 501(c)3 organization is being formed to oversee the continued development of the center, but in the meantime, the space will be used by clubs and other organizations to begin the

First phase of Homewood science center development finished, trustees vote to start next phase

Homewood trustees voted 5 to 1 on Tuesday, July 28, to keep the community science center project moving forward. The first phase, a conceptual plan, was presented to the board by project leader Rachael Jones and two members of the local advisory board, Betsy Soehren-Jones and Irv Anderson. 

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