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2014 was a STEAM-Y year for Vermont!

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.

STEAM Vermont Programs

2014 was a STEAM-Y Year for Vermont!
As reported by….

Vermont Public Radio:
Making it

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. Our guests are Jenn Karson of Vermont Makers and Doug Webster of the Champlain Mini-Maker Faire.http://digital.vpr.net/post/making-it

WCAX and Across the Fence: ‪
VT Makers & Librarians showcase STEAM on Across The Fence

New England Cable Network:
Making the grade: Innovative approach to STEM Teaching

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 FaireCraftsbury 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.

Please Join Us for the Official Opening of the Vermont Fablab!

Note 11/1/2013: We are teaching at Vermont FabLab in 2014. Learn more!

Wednesday May 2nd 2012 from 3:30 – 4:30
Vermont FabLab – 1st floor, Room 122A Votey Hall, UVM Campus

The Vermont FabLab is one of Vermont’s first Rapid Prototyping do-it-yourself maker spaces. You can read more about the FabLab here !

We’ll be giving demos of 3d printing, laser cutting (courtesy of an IBM community grant !)  and circuit hacking .. We’ll have refreshments and we’ve even got some door prizes.  Come see our facility, see our plans, and tell us how you’d like to use this facility and help us grow.

Have questions? Contact UVM Continuing Education.