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

October 29, 2018 - 21:35
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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.

Renowned astrophysicist talks NASA solar probe with Homewood Historical Society

September 17, 2018 - 08:18
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One month after NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe to soar closer to the sun than any spacecraft in history, the probe’s namesake, Eugene Parker, stopped by the Homewood Public Library to speak about the study of Earth’s nearest star. Parker, 91, shared knowledge, notes and hand-drawn diagrams explaining solar wind with about 80 community members at the Sept. 12 meeting of the Homewood Historical Society.

H-F student meets with dignitaries in science

August 21, 2018 - 23:17
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Branden Anderson, a sophomore at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, participated in the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts, this summer. Over the two-day meeting June 29 and 30, Branden met students from across the country who came together to listen to outstanding scientists who spoke on their cutting-edge advances in science and technology

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