What is it about?

A step by step process of how to expose children and youth to STEM. This paper shares how to reach out to individuals and institutions willing to share hands on science experiments in a classroom setting.

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Why is it important?

STEM awareness is on the rise in the 21st century. Underrepresented populations and urban communities lack the exposure to future career choices centered around the sciences, due to budget cuts and constrains. This paper will share how to bring science to urban areas such as schools, public libraries or community centers, through collaboration with unlikely institutions.

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I hope this manuscript will help educators spark a light and interest in our future generations, by exposing them to the world of science. It could possibly reduce the drop out rates, crime within urban communities, by simply providing hands on activities around robotics, coding, chemistry, all within the STEM arena, making learning fun and engaging again.

Assistant Professor Tracey A. Overbey
Ohio State University Library Book Depository

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This page is a summary of: Public libraries and higher education combining efforts to create quality stem children’s programs, Public Library Quarterly, November 2017, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/01616846.2017.1391032.
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