Introducing the Allegany County Library System's LAUNCH series at Washington Street Library, FREE science, technology, engineering, and math fun!
The LAUNCH series is designed to introduce students ages 12 and older to the important Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts that will drive the 21st century. This series connects local STEM experts with motivated young people in a program which promotes STEM education and career paths.
March 6, 2017 5pm-6pm Washington Street Library
Potterology: The Science of Harry Potter
Frostburg University’s Dr. Matthew Crawford shows us how (with a little help from science) the magical world of Harry, Hermione, and Ron is not as far away as you think!
March 13, 2017 5pm-6pm Washington Street Library
3D Printing: What Will You Make
Dr. Eric Moore, Physics and Engineering Chair at Frostburg University, will be on hand to demonstrate how 3D printers work, why we love them, and how 3D's are going to change the world!
March 20, 2017 5pm-6pm Washington Street Library
Drone Justice: Flying with the Big Boys
Darrel Imhoff, ACPS PC Analyst and (via webstream) Jason Mainella, Captain of Canada's Drone Racing Team, are here to impress! Students attending tonight have a chance to win a real mini drone!
March 27, 2017 5pm-6pm Washington Street Library
Bee a Rock Star!
Professor Steve Heninger of Allegany College of Maryland introduces us to the diverse rocks and minerals native to Western Maryland. It's a treasure hunt happening below your feet!
April 3, 2017 5pm-6pm Washington Street Library
It's Slime Time!
Explore the world of polymers with Allegany College of Maryland Professor Dr. Michael Hands as we poke, prod, bounce, and make our own different types of slime!
April 10, 2017 5pm-6pm Washington Street Library
Go, Bot, Go!
Allegany High School Advisor Dennis Dennison and the Allegany Robotics Club introduces us to the fundamentals of robotics and prepares us for next week's Bot challenge!
April 17, 2017 5pm-6pm Washington Street Library
Ozobot Obstacle Challenge
Think you can program you Ozobot to navigate an obstacle course faster than your friends? Let's find out!
April 24, 2017 5pm-6pm Washington Street Library
Become an Amateur Archeologist
Seth Meyers from the National Park Service will bring fossils discovered at the C&O Canal Park and explain what those fossils tell us about animals and plants that lived here millions of years ago. Students will then make their own fossil and share it's story with the group!
May 1, 2017 5pm-6pm Washington Street Library
Did you know that there are more insects in the world than any other groups of animals? Dr. Faith Weeks, Entomologist at Towson University, invites you to observe the wonders of the insect world and get up close and personal with her wiggly, squiggly friends.
May 8, 2017 5pm-6pm Washington Street Library
Packing for Mars
How do you fix a problem in space if you can't "google" it? Frostburg University Astrophysicist Dr. Jason Speights encourages students to use engineering design skills and science to tackle the challenging and often unexpected problems on putting humans in space.
May 15, 2017 5pm-6pm Washington Street Library
Eggsperiments in Eggscellent Packaging
We're dropping eggs off the roof! ACPS STEM Coordinator Melissa Kaye Kaufman encourages students to draw on next generation problem solving skills to create a package that prevents the egg from breaking.
May 22, 2017 5pm-6pm Washington Street Library
The Ultimate Eggdrop Challenge
Think you've created the ultimate egg safe package? Let's test your package against your fellow students' and see who survives!