The Allegany County Library System is offering free science, technology, engineering, and math programs in a fall series called Launch. The series of eight programs will take place from 5-6 p.m. at the Westernport Library, 66 Main Street, Westernport.
Launch will connect motivated young people with local STEM experts to help them explore STEM education and career paths. Each Launch program has a different theme designed to introduce students ages 8 and older to the important STEM concepts that will drive the 21st century.
To get more information or to register, call (301) 359-0455 or visit the library system's website.
Mission Drone Discovery! Want to see Westernport from a drone’s point of view? Darryl Imhoff from ACPS Technical Services will be here to demonstrate the commercial drone capabilities being used to video document construction of the new Allegany High School. Jessica Mellon, UME Youth Educator, will explain the basics of flight, remote-sensing and real world applications for drones. NOTE: This event is presented as part of National 4-H Youth Science Day 2016.
Create Your Own LEGO Movie! Using iPads and Stop Motion Animation, you get to plan, direct, and create your very own LEGO movie! This program is presented by Allegany County Library Outreach Director Joni Reed. iPads and LEGOs will be provided.
CSI: Westernport! Dr. Matthew Crawford of Frostburg State University is on the job! Be part of his team of detectives as we explore the science behind fingerprinting, blood typing, hair and fiber analysis, and more.
The Science of Candy! Just in time for Halloween! Jessica Mellon from the University of Maryland Extension Office is here to show us the chemistry behind some of your favorite candy treats!
SPARK!! Fun with Static Electricity. Ever shuffle your feet across a carpet to give your brother a shock? How about rubbing a balloon on your head to make it stick to the ceiling? The Frostburg University Physics and Engineering Club will be here to explain why this happens, to show you how to make your own Electroscope, and tell you other cool things you can do with static electricity.