Resource: Technology Event for Teens in Orange County

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The introductory program, STEAM for Teens, aims to be an engaging, multi-month program that will provide top-level, professional guest speakers, technology demonstrations, multimedia activities and educational resources for teenagers. The program will present five special live presentations by professionals working in one of each of the five STEAM areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. The goal for the STEAM for Teens program is to provide inspiration for teens these areas of study.

The Orange Public Library’s Teen Services staff selected STEAM speakers for the program that will run until January 2014. Speaker presentations will include real life demonstrations and interactive activities and teens will be provided with take-home materials, such as books, CDs or DVDs, to help reinforce the information and opportunities provided by each STEAM speaker. Once a teen attends a STEAM event, they will be given a free ticket to the opportunity drawing for an chance to win a new laptop computer. The winner will be announced the conclusion of the STEAM for Teens program in January.

The Orange Public Library Foundation applied for STEAM for Teens funding after designing the program in partnership with City of Orange Public Library staff. STEAM for Teens is paid for by a grant from Southern California Edison and all parties involved believe education is an important source of power and advancement for young people, as it helps strengthen our communities.

 The program would take place one Saturday a month for five months, beginning September 21, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Orange Public Library & History Center.

October 19, 2013
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Exene Cervenka
Freedom of Expression

November 16, 2013
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mike Senna & Victor Franco
R2 Builders Droid Engineering

December 14, 2013
3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Professor Khriss Toto
The Algebra Behind Math Tricks

January 18, 2014
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jason Bardis
Mars Rover Technology