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IEEE Milwaukee Awards Grant For "Steam to GO!" Kits

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NORTH LAKE, Wis. - Amzeal -- The Milwaukee section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) presented their 2021 "Science Kits For Public Libraries" (SKPL) grant to the Town Hall Library.

The SKPL grant from IEEE was created to promote library initiatives that exhibit captivating, STEM-related value with a goal to make science kits as accessible as a library book.

Town Hall Library is the fourth recipient of the IEEE Milwaukee SKPL grant.  A grant program that started locally in 2019.

This $2,500 grant will fund "STEAM To Go!" science kits for checkout at the branch location.  These will support exploration in electronics, software coding, robotics, green energy, magnetics, construction, and more.

"These hands-on materials will serve as a great introduction to the field of science and technology", said Chris Lambrou (Metro MLS CIO and IEEE Milwaukee vice-chair). "It also further strengthens the local library as the central source for essential activities".

Funding for the IEEE Milwaukee Science Kits for Public Libraries grant comes from generous donations within the Milwaukee area.  Primary funding for this SKPL grant was graciously provided by Milwaukee Tool.

"We are honored to support the sustained growth of engineering in our community," said Andy Lambert (Director of Product at Milwaukee Tool).

"The entire IEEE Milwaukee executive committee would like to thank Kaushalya Iyengar and her team at Town Hall Libary for this exciting project." said Karthik Palaniappan, IEEE Milwaukee chair.  "STEM learning tools should be available to everyone and we believe the local library is an important part of delivering this concept into a reality".

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About IEEE Milwaukee

The IEEE Milwaukee section was founded in 1910 and includes societies in the following studies - Computer, Education, Power and Energy, Industrial Applications, Medicine and Biology, Magnetics, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Women in Engineering and Control Systems.

Interested in tax-deductible contributions to the IEEE Milwaukee SKPL grant?
Contact: Chris Lambrou chris.lambrou.us@ieee.org

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About Town Hall Library

The Town Hall Library is located in North Lake WI, in the Town of Merton, in the County of Waukesha. The library also serves the surrounding communities of Stone Bank, Hartland, the Village of Merton and the southern parts of Washington County.

The mission of the Town Hall Library is to offer all people a welcoming, accessible, and attractive gathering place conducive to learning, research, enlightenment, and enjoyment. Through innovative programming, relevant collections, and responsive services, the Town Hall Library aspires to be an information-based community center which supports lifelong learning and the joy of reading.

More information: https://www.townhalllibrary.org/

IEEE Milwaukee / Chris Lambrou

Source: IEEE Milwaukee
Filed Under: Computers, Non-profit

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