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Huntsville STEAM Works



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3-Month Membership

$45

with Micheal Hartman

Calendar Next session starts Jun 1, 2018
3 additional sessions through Sep 1, 2018

Join the Huntsville STEAM Works community as one of our valued members! Membership run on a three-month commitment basis, and begin on your chosen start date.

Basic Membership is $15 a month with a 3-month commitment and includes:

  • Open workshop access
  • Use of select handheld tools
  • Design lab access
  • Use of digital tools
  • Support from our helpful staff
  • Access to members-only classes
  • Wifi

Lab Access Upgrades are $15 each per month. Options include:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology Workshop
  • Wood Shop
  • Metal Shop

Member Hours: Wednesdays-Fridays: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturdays: 10 am - 6:00 pm

Basic membership requires a 3-month commitment. Upgrades may be added at any time and can be prorated. 

3D Printer Workshop

$350

with Micheal Hartman

Calendar Next session starts Sep 15, 2018 at 10 am

In this workshop participants will get hands-on to learn the ins and outs of 3D printers as they build a personal Anet A8 printer. The workshop fee includes the build kit, which will be provided to the guest on the day of the workshop. Particpants are welcome to bring up to 2 guests during the course of the workshop, so feel free to include your family or friends! The total cost of the weekend workshop is $350.00 - $225.00 to reserve the printer and spot in the event and $125.00 due any time prior to or on the day of the event. 

AMT Membership Upgrade

$45

with Micheal Hartman

Calendar Next session starts Jul 1, 2018
1 additional session on Aug 1, 2018

Enhance your membership by signing up for one of the workshop upgrades. The AMT Upgrade will give you access to our laser cutters, 3-D Printers, and more! 

Art with Code

$240

with Gwyer Sinclair

Calendar Next session starts Sep 10, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 12 weeks

In this 12 week course, teen homeschooled students meet two hours a week to create art with Processing. Processing is a flexible software sketchbook and a language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts. Since 2001, Processing has promoted software literacy within the visual arts and visual literacy within technology. There are tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists who use Processing for learning and prototyping. For more information, see processing.org

No class on October 8th or November 12th.

About the Instructor: Gwyer Sinclair is a visual artist and engineer, using the power of technology to augment his creations. Even at its most surreal and psychedelic, art has an underlying order. Gwyer does his traditional work in ink, and his animation and computer graphics work in code.

 

Biology Exploration

$40

with Matthew Moore

Calendar Next session starts Sep 7, 2018 at 3 pm
1 additional session on Sep 7, 2018

Huntsville STEAM Works visits the Fancher Education Center for first in a series of community student workshops exploring a wide variety of STEAM topics. For September, students will be exploring the wide world of Biology.

Students in grades 3-6 will explore topics such as cellular respiration/fermentation, adhesion/cohesion of water, the fluorescence of chlorophyll, and serial dilutions.

Students in grades 7-12 will explore topics such as seria dilutions, pond water identification, DNA extraction, observing osmosis, and plasmolysis and turgor in plant cells.

Please register for the session associated with your student's grade level.

CyberPatriot High School Team

$250

with Jake Williams

Calendar Next session starts Aug 9, 2018 at 12 pm

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program.  At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six hour period.  Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.​

The Huntsville STEAM Works High School Team is intended for homeschooled students in grades 9-12, and is capped at 6 students, per competition rules. The team meets concurrently with the middle school school team to learn content, but compete in separate divisions. Practice typically runs 1 hour, but may run longer as needed. Team practice continues through early April for additional study of CyberSecurity content, or for additional practice time if the team advances.

Important Note: Scored rounds take place on competition weekends. The team will coordinate a 6 hour period to compete the weekends of November 2nd, December 7th, January 11th, and (if advancing to the SemiFinals) February 1st. The precise 6-hour blocks will be coordinated by team and coach consensus, but flexibile availability during these weekends is essential to participation. In the event the team advances to finals, the dates are April 7th-11th, 2019.

Full Course

CyberPatriot Middle School Team

$225

with Jake Williams

Calendar Next session starts Aug 9, 2018 at 12 pm

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program.  At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six hour period.  Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.​

The Huntsville STEAM Works Middle School Team is intended for homeschooled students in grades 6-8, and is capped at 6 students, per competition rules. The team meets concurrently with the high school team to learn the content, but competes in separate divisions. Practice typically runs 1 hour, but may run longer as needed. Team practice continues through early April for additional study of CyberSecurity content, or for additional practice time if the team advances. 

Important Note: Scored rounds take place on competition weekends. The team will coordinate a 6 hour period to compete the weekends of November 2nd, December 7th, January 11th, and (if advancing to the SemiFinals) February 1st. The precise 6-hour blocks will be coordinated by team and coach consensus, but flexibile availability during these weekends is essential to participation.  In the event the team advances to the National Finals, the dates are April 7th-11th, 2019.

Full Course

Dungeons & Dragons

$150

with Karl Liggin

Calendar Next session starts Sep 4, 2018 at 12 pm, runs for 12 weeks
1 additional session on Sep 5, 2018

In this program, veteran Dungeons Masters will lead teen gamers through a Dungeons & Dragons game! Learn the ins-and-outs of the most iconic tabletop roleplaying game, as featured in Stranger Things. Participants will create a character, write a background story, learn the rules of the game, and embark on an adventure utilizing cooperative problem-solving skills. Everything you need will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own dice, character sketches, or miniatures! By the end of this camp, students will know how to run their own Dungeons & Dragons group with friends, including the use of modern game tools such as 5th edition rules and character builder apps.

Game does not meet the weeks of October 8th or November 19th.





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