The plan to switch from Harvey to Chicago Heights as the source of water for Homewood could take another step forward Tuesday.At the regular board meeting, trustees will consider an agreement with Burns & McDonnell for phase one of the project, the engineering design.The $813,000 contract will require a budget[Read More…]
STEAM lab made possible by donor is up, running at Serena Hills
Students are learning in a brand new space at Serena Hills Elementary School with the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Lab opened for instruction since the beginning of this school year. Made possible by a donation of more than $275,000 from Serena Hills alum Allan DiCastro, the lab features[Read More…]
International STEM Learning Ecosystems awards Homewood Science Center membership
The Homewood Science Center is now part of STEM Learning Ecosystems, a national and international network working to change how students learn, educators teach and how businesses develop a workforce with 21st century skills. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log[Read More…]
Creativity abounds in STEAM Camp at James Hart School
The first District 153 STEAM Camp gave one student a chance to create replicas of Chicago’s downtown buildings, a team the opportunity to build a robot and another to produce a movie. It’s all part of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for[Read More…]
H-F seniors selected for Exelon summer internships
Four Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduating seniors have been selected for 10-week paid engineering internships through the Exelon Generation program this summer. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.
Bill Beverly sets sights on NASA career
Bill Beverly of Homewood has a goal — he wants to work for NASA. Beverly’s excitement about his future profession derives from his selection for the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program that gave him the opportunity recently to learn from engineers and scientists at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.[Read More…]
Daughter carries on legacy as McBride Engineering marks 50 years
Mary McBride is happy to carry on her father’s work as president of McBride Engineering Inc. in Homewood. The firm marks its 50th year in business this year. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.
Homewood Science Center launches STEM Network to foster collaboration
A number of hands go up after speaker Barry Aprison asks how many teachers are attending the launch of the Homewood Science Center’s STEM Network on Tuesday, Aug. 30. (Photos by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle) The Homewood Science Center (HSC) might technically be located in the historic Gold home at 18022 Dixie Highway, but[Read More…]