Friday, February 10, 2017

The Popular Teens Engineer BHM Gets Students Excited about Math and Science

by Pam Jessie, Woodlawn Branch Library

In January three Birmingham Public Library locations (Central, Southside, and Woodlawn) resumed their highly successful teen program, Teens Engineer BHM.

Teens Engineer BHM is an ongoing program that focuses on middle and high school students with an interest in math and science. The program was formed as the result of BPL teen librarian Lance Simpson’s partnership with the UAB School of Engineering. BPL applied for and was awarded the UAB Benevolent Fund grant, which has helped to purchase computers and other supplies necessary for the success of the program.

Teen Librarian Lance Simpson
The students at Woodlawn Library thoroughly enjoyed this program in the fall of the school year and are ready to get started this spring. All middle and high schoolers are welcome and don’t worry if you miss a week—the projects are designed so that you won’t “fall behind” on what’s being done. Students are welcome to come when time allows.

Teen Engineer BHM is offered at the following locations and times:

Southside Branch Library
Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Central Library
Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Woodlawn Branch Library
Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

For information on how to register for these programs or to learn more about them, visit the BPL event calendar.

Read more about it on the BPL blog:
"BPL Teens Engineer Birmingham Program Wins $50,000 UAB Benevolent Fund Grant"

"Central Library Will Use $10,000 Grant from Best Buy Foundation to Expand Services in Its STEM-Focused Afterschool Program for Teens"

"Teens Engineer Birmingham Program Expands at Birmingham Public Library This Fall"

"Giving Back at the Birmingham Public Library: UAB Engineering Student Allaire Doussan Teaches Birmingham Teens about Robotics"

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