In summer 2014 the pilot program Vermont Librarians and Makers Spark a Culture of Innovation produced 28 STEAM programs across the State of Vermont thanks to funding by the Vermont Community Foundation and UVM’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. The curriculum was designed by Vermont Makers, Champlain Maker Faire provided exhibition space and library participation was organized by the Vermont Department of Libraries. Here’s a glimpse at the program’s success by the numbers…download the pdf version of this report here.
2014 was a STEAM-Y Year for Vermont!
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The “maker movement” is taking hold in Vermont. That’s a somewhat odd name that captures technology, design, innovation and a strong DIY spirit. On this Vermont Edition, we talk about how communities of “makers” are using high-tech tools to solve problems, create art and start a conversation about technology in our lives link. Our guests are Jenn Karson of Vermont Makers and Doug Webster of the Champlain Mini-Maker.
WCAX and Across the Fence:
VT Makers & Librarians showcase STEAM on Across The Fence
More about Spark a Culture STEAM modules and program partners can be found here
Thank you to everyone who participated and supported these programs! We certainly did “Spark a Culture of Innovation” in Vermont in 2014.
Partners on the grant included Vermont Makers, UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Champlain Maker Faire, Craftsbury Public Library, Vermont Public Library Foundation, The Vermont State Department of Libraries, and the Vermont Library Association. The stats in this document are provided by Vermont Makers.