STEM

Kyla Davis learns engineering skills through Icebox Derby

Kyla Davis doesn’t have a driver’s license, but that didn’t stop her from racing around a special course in a converted refrigerator! Kyla was one of 30 girls in the ComEd Icebox Derby, a program developed to encourage girls to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
 

PopUp Science spreading around the globe

The Homewood Science Center started its free PopUp Science program in 2016 as a way to share science concepts with the community. 
 
Now the ideas behind PopUp Science are being learned by science enthusiasts around the world, thanks to the Homewood Science Center’s membership in the STEM Learning Ecosystem, a national and international network working to change how students learn, educators teach and how businesses develop a workforce for the 21st century.

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.

Homewood Science Center programs drawing participants from throughout the Chicago area

The participation numbers keep growing at the Homewood Science Center. Executive Director Edie Dobrez told village board members one program drew participants from 25 ZIP Codes. She presented the science center's 2017 annual report to the board at its meeting Aug. 14. 

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.

Cocktail Chemistry Challenge July 19 to support Homewood Science Center

Homewood Science Center (HSC) unveiled its plans for a summer fundraiser  this one for adults only  the Cocktail Chemistry Challenge on Thursday, July 19, at the center, 18022 Dixie Highway.

D153 SMART lab drawing teachers from across the country

The two-year-old SMART lab at James Hart School in Homewood has given District 153 teachers Katie Nigro and Cheri Pesina an opportunity to show off the lab to teachers from across the United States.

Science via roller coasters: Hands-on learning works to reinforce concepts

Science is giving kids a thrill.
 
Through the magic of 21st century technology, first through fifth graders don 3D glasses to take a roller coaster ride at the Wexler Theater in the Homewood Science Center. 
 
They shriek and holler and raise their hands to the sky with all the fun and excitement they’d have at an amusement park.
 

Registration open for kids summer camps at Homewood Science Center

Four summer science camp programs for elementary, middle and junior high students are being organized by the Homewood Science Center.
 
Science Minors Club is designed for students in second through fifth grades. The week-long program from 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 11 through 15, offers early, hands-on exposure to science activities that builds curiosity and encourages teamwork. Topics cover science and engineering.
 

IJP Students Revved Up at Energy Fair

On March 22, Flossmoor was host to a community event where residents could gain extensive knowledge on the development of alternative energy sources, including biomass, solar and geothermal power.

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