At the regular board meeting, trustees will consider an agreement with Burns & McDonnell for phase one of the project, the engineering design.
The $813,000 contract will require a budget amendment to allocate money from the water and sewer fund.
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.
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.
Four Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduating seniors have been selected for 10-week paid engineering internships through the Exelon Generation program this summer.
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.
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
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.