Looking for a fun place where Big Ideas can come to life? A hub where you can connect with makers and tinkerers and wizards of all stripes? Then you belong with us in STEAMworks, creating your new idea!
STEAMworks, located in RL18 on the Ground Floor of Rohrbach Library, is a big space loaded with tools to help you turn your ideas into reality and to share your brainstorms worldwide, or to learn something new at your own pace. Crucially, STEAMworks is a space where other people do exactly those things. Come in and learn new tools, share ideas, create new solutions to problems. Who knows what will happen when an artist and a physicist, an English major and a computer scientist, an educator and a Business major, all get to work side by side—the fruits of such collaborations are A-MAZ-ING!
This web guide shows some of the TOOLS available, along with a growing body of instructions to help you get started. There's also information on upcoming WORKSHOPS that give you the opportunity to learn a new skill, or to take your knowledge to the next level.
We want to hear from you. So give us some FEEDBACK about what you would like to see STEAMworks doing or about tools we should add. It's you who make this place happen!
Design, create, share, have fun!
The STEM acronym, applied to high-tech fields of study, has become ever more familiar outside the world of education. The President has mentioned in every State of the Union speech since 2011 STEM-based initiatives focused on preparing people for what he has called "the jobs of tomorrow." Wise educators and technologists alike have long recognized the importance of art and design to the STEM fields; indeed, to life itself. For us, STEAM suggests energy, heat, motion—and the acronym could just as easily be TEAMS in light of the collaboration and mutual support that Rohrbach Library's makerspace and others like it strive to foster.
Ours is a school with a Computer Science professor who's an electronic musician of international renown, collaborating with one of our Physics faculty on visual-aural extravaganzas in the Planetarium...it's a campus where an entomologist teaches with a cartoonist, an astrophysicist with an art educator. Kutztown is all STEAMed up, and we love it!