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June 19, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania students ages 10-16 with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) can expand their learning through the State Library’s makerspace summer programs, which kick off today and run through mid-August. “The State...

June 7, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Middle school teachers from the Carlisle Area School District kicked off their summer today by visiting the State Library’s Makerspace to experience the computer science and STEM-related activities the hands-on learning lab offers and to generate...

June 5, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced $22 million in 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grants have been awarded to a variety of educational institutions, faith-based partners and community partners. The grants...

Is your library providing Environmental programs? The Pennsylvania Department of Education needs your help to better understand the Environmental Education Landscape across the Commonwealth. Follow the survey link to help shine a spotlight on awesome opportunities, better understand...

You are invited to join a national network for science and literacy by receiving training and materials to lead Leap into Science workshops. Leap into Science is a nationwide program developed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum that integrates open-ended science activities...

The Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) offers many STEM resources. Check out the “Develop Projects” tab also for funding sources.  Access the STEM in Libraries post.  ...

Applications to borrow a Finch Robot for the 2019-2020 school year are being accepted by BirdBrain Technologies. This is open to districts, schools and libraries. You may borrow more than one! BirdBrain wants the robots to be used in pair programming so that 2 students work with...

Corning Incorporated Foundation Grants DiscoverE Collaboration Grants Ford Motor Company Fund’s Community Grants Program Michael and Susan Dell Foundation Grants Saxena Family Foundation STEM Grants SparkFun Sony USA Foundation Inc. Toyota USA     ...

Attend a two day event in California or Toronto and become a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator.  Raspberry Pi Foundation applications are open for librarians, classroom teachers, technology coaches, after-school club leaders and others to attend Picademy for FREE.  Learn more! ...

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has selected projects to feature on their website and two of them are from Pennsylvania!  Chester County Public Library’s Digital Media Lab project and Lancaster Public Library‘s Maker Passes Program were highlighted. ...