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Spots Still Available in Innovative STEM Program, Students to Learn from Engineers Working on LaGuardia Airport Project

Langston Hughes Library located at 100-01 Northern Blvd. (Photo: Queens Library)

July 1, 2019 By Shane O’Brien

Spots are still available for middle schoolers to take part in a six-week Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program at the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center in Corona.

The program will provide 50 middle school students with the opportunity to work with Delta Airlines and Skanska engineers in a program developed to encourage careers in science and engineering.

The STEM program will run between July 8 and August 15 and will take place at the library at 100-01 Northern Blvd. The course was developed by the New York Hall of Science, the Queens Public Library and the Library Action Committee of Corona-East Elmhurst.

The students who signup will have the opportunity to learn from electrical, civil and mechanical engineers employed by Delta Airlines and Skanska who are currently working on the LaGuardia Airport redevelopment project.

The six-week program will cover two modules. The first module is titled Crime Scene Investigation Technology, where students will use science and technology to dissect crime scenes; the second module is called Design Your World, which features engineering practices and principles.

“We are thrilled to offer this innovative program, which will provide students with an opportunity to learn from engineering experts, fostering their interest in the STEM field and careers,” said Queens Public Library President Dennis Walcott

The program is designed and is funded by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Delta Airlines, LaGuardia Gateway Partners, and Skanska Walsh, as part of the LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment initiative.

“This program is a fantastic opportunity that offers students exposure to a field that’s defined our present and is increasingly shaping our future, and it does so at a formative time in their lives,” said Council Member Francisco Moya. “I have fought for years to grow STEM’s footprint in our community and to now see a partnership like this bring such a program to Langston Hughes Library is both encouraging and inspiring

Parents interested in enrolling their children should call the Langston Hughes Library for additional details and to register at (718) 651-1100

 

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