New Teen STEM Program at the Library

Mooresville Public Library offers new Teen STEM program

five teenage girls from South Iredell High School’s Robotics team, FUSE #12080

With a goal of encouraging teens to cultivate an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), the Mooresville Public Library is teaming up with FUSE #12080, South Iredell High School’s Robotics Team, to offer a monthly program.

Teen STEM is held on the first Saturday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the Selma Burke Room in the library (304 South Main Street). Members of FUSE said they especially want to encourage young women to participate, as there “aren’t many girls involved in robotics” and that they want to “push back against the gender stereotyping” that can happen in STEM career fields. The successful robotics team has worked closely with mentors from Virginia Tech, who they say were “very helpful and helped us learn a lot.”

They’re now eager to share not only their new knowledge, but the self-esteem they’ve gained on the team with other teens. The program will use simple materials in their projects with a step-by-step guide and help from the robotics team, as well as from Teen Librarian Megan Mosher. Interested participants should visit the Mooresville Public Library’s events calendar or call the library at 704-664-2927 to register.