We interrupt your Regular Decision blog posts to bring you breaking news!
A little over a week ago, UMBC partnered with Northrop Grumman and Baltimore City Public Schools to launch a $1.6 million project to boost access to STEAM education. The project is slated to be developed in the Lakeland area in Southwest Baltimore. Many of you reading may be asking “What’s STEAM? I’ve heard of STEM. Did Ed make a typo?” No, I most certainly did not. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. This new state-of-the-art STEAM center will host many new facilities including a makerspace, a computer lab, science labratories, digital audio and video studios, meeting spaces, and a resource room.
The overall goal is to provide students, parents, and teachers access to resources that they need to be successful. There are other wonderful resources that will be provided by this new center. You can find out more here.