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Thing Thursday: Workshop Orientation


with David Mercer

Calendar Current session started Jan 2, 2020 at 6 pm

Please join us for our free monthly workshop orientation on the first Thing Thursday of the month! Each month members and prospective members will have the opportunity to get checked off on basic safety training and observe demonstrations of our equipment.

Registration is not required.

ACT Prep


with Cody Hutcheson

Calendar Current session started Jan 8, 2020 at 10:15 am, runs for 19 weeks

ACT Prep  

This ACT Prep course will emphasize ACT test-taking strategies, specifically math skills, language skills, reading skills, and science-reasoning skills. Students will study and practice listening and note-taking techniques, test-taking strategies, questioning and thinking skills, information retrieval, pre-ACT test practice, memory techniques, reading in the content areas, vocabulary development, and college application completion with the central goal to increase both subtest scores and composite scores. All four ACT subtests will be reviewed: English, Math, Reading, and Science Reasoning. 

NOTE: Students will be assessed based on an improvement model. An additional ACT prep book will be required for the course.


Running with Dinosaurs


with Haleema McCree

Calendar Current session started Jan 9, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 12 weeks

Aspiring paleontologists in grades K-2 will learn all about the mighty dinosaurs that once ruled the earth! Kids will learn about several prehistoric eras and engage in a number of activities designed to embrace the wonder many young children have with dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts. Students can expect to engage in activities such as a fossil dig, building a laser-cut dinosaur model, and even learning some rudimentary research skills. 


Minecraft: STEAMcraft


with Karl Liggin

Calendar Current session started Jan 9, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 15 weeks

In this one-hour weekly course, students in grades 3-5 will engage in STEAM topics through the Minecraft platform. Instructors will prestent activities in worlds designed to engage and expose them to a unique perspective in a different STEAM area each day. Class topics will include renewable energy, Redstone creations, Java coding, pixel art, and bridge building. 

Intro to Elementary Electronics


with Sandra Nnorom

Calendar Current session started Jan 9, 2020 at 11 am, runs for 12 weeks

In this 12-week course, 3rd-5th grade students will wield the power of electronics with hands-on projects that break down complex technologies into modular components so they can experiment, build, prototype, and invent! Students will use learn using items such as conductive dough as well as by "hacking" familiar household items.



Engineering I


with Karl Liggin

Calendar Current session started Jan 9, 2020 at 11:30 am, runs for 12 weeks

This hands-on, project-oriented class will build on the concepts covered in Intro to Engineering. 6th-8th grade students will learn to identify a need, research said need, brainstorm possible solutions, and work on alternatives to solve the engineering challenges presented. They will work in groups to find creative solutions to design problems from multiple engineering disciplines, possibly from specialties such as mechanical, civil, aerospace, electrical, or biomedical. 

Mt. Carmel Elementary School - Tinker Lab - Forces


with Sandra Nnorom

Calendar Current session started Jan 30, 2020 at 2:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Students in grades K-3 will learn about forces and basic physical science concepts in this engineering mashup course through a variety of different hands‐on activities such as domino builds, bridge engineering, marble runs, tinker cars, and more!




HCES - Survivor!


with Will Whetzel

Calendar Current session started Feb 10, 2020 at 2:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Do you have what it takes to survive? What's the best way to get information when you can't use cell phones or the internet? How do you cook without electricity? How can you use what you know about science to protect yourself from extremes of heat and cold to keep yourself healthy and comfortable? What kind of technology is available to help people affected by natural disasters?

In this club, kids in 3rd grade will be introduced to a variety of survival skills! Fun hands-on activities and games each day will help students learn how to become survivors!

Club Meeting Dates 2020:

February: 2/10, 2/17, 2/24

March: 3/02, 3/09, 3/16, 3/23

April: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27

May: 5/04



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