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Library and MMSA to offer STEMports AR Design Program for teens

May 06, 2019

Belfast — Beginning this month, Belfast Free Library will host the Midcoast Augmented Reality Youth Design Hub. Young designers ages 13 and up are invited to join Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance educator Daniel MacPhee to learn, design, build, play, and share AR fun and games.

STEMports is a National Science Foundation-funded collaborative research project between the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance and the Field Day Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. STEMports is an augmented reality game for community-based STEM learning and workforce development.

STEMports engages youth and families in missions (ports) to enhance science, technology, engineering, and math learning, and to help them discover emerging STEM careers in their communities. Participants will test games, learn AR tools, and develop their own AR projects.

Open to all youth ages 13-plus. Mobile devices available for those who need them. First and Third Mondays of each month (second and third May only, May 13 and 20) in the library's third-floor MakerSpace.

For more information, call 338-3884, ext. 24 or visit mmsa.org/projects/stemports.

 

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