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LegacyTexas Bank awards $16,500 to STEAM programs at Fort Worth Library

Posted April 5, 2018

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Students examining new 3D printer
Visitors to the Panther Lab Makerspace can study robotics, audiovisual production, computer-aided design, among other topics.

The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation recently received a grant of $16,500 from LegacyTexas Bank to support STEAM programs at the Fort Worth Library. The grant will support expanding access to 3D printers, robotics and other equipment across Fort Worth through the Mobile Cat concept.

The Mobile Cats concept plays on the Northwest Library’s Panther Lab Makerspace feline theme. Each Mobile Cat houses a 3D printer and uses state-of-the-art software that produces high-quality 3D objects. With this technology, an educator can teach concepts and skills related to design, manufacturing, engineering, art and science. Funding for these mobile makerspaces also supports expansion of STEAM-related programs including robotics, electronics, engineering concepts, computer programming, aeronautics, AV production and computer-aided design.

“STEAM programs provide an interactive opportunity for students to experience science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics in unique ways,” said Manya Shorr, Fort Worth Library director. “We love seeing students, educators and families gathering in the library to explore the skills needed in today’s workforce and build a foundation for tomorrow’s leaders.”

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