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ATC Library Opens New S.T.E.A.M. Room
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ATC Library Opens New S.T.E.A.M. Room

Space provides hands-on learning opportunities

After learning about makerspaces during a library conference a few years ago, Katie Miller began dreaming of having such a space at Aiken Technical College one day.

“A makerspace is a place where students can come and make things,” said Miller, the director of ATC’s Learning Resources Center. “They can interact with technology outside of the classroom. It provides a space for those who are kinesthetic learners, hands-on learners.”

Makerspaces can often be found in libraries because the missions are related, she added.

“Libraries and makerspaces share similar missions which is to provide people with a space to learn. Libraries have always been at the forefront of technology. We, as librarians, like to play with technology and learn about new technologies,” she said.

The ATC Library has opened its new S.T.E.A.M. Room, a makerspace that focuses on science, technology, engineering, art and math.

The S.T.E.A.M. Room includes a computer with a variety of software, video camera, green screen, 3-D printer, electronic circuit kit, several Lego robotic kits, parts from a disassembled old computer, and art supplies.

“I’m a kinesthetic learner so to me it’s the ultimate play space,” said Miller. “I’m excited to have a unique space for our students and our community to come in and explore their interests.”

The ATC Library is open to the public and is open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Those interested in using the S.T.E.A.M. Room will need to sign-in at the front desk during each visit. Library staff are also available to provide assistance.

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