Full STEAM ahead in Danbury

October 5, 2016 by  

Danbury Library and Hackerspace will be presenting a STEAM Fair in a couple of weeks.

The fair will be a fall gala celebrating science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). More than 30 local exhibitors will be displaying their creations and skills. These talented people will range from artists, local makers, inventors, and companies, to craftspeople and other creators.

Some activities will include drones, interactive demonstrations, animation and art. There will also be 3D scanning and printing. Exhibitors will want to get their digital business cards updated to exchange pertinent information with guests.

A food truck rally will also be on the premises. The Library Plaza will have live music throughout the afternoon.

STEAM is a learning approach to education that incorporates the aforementioned subjects into drawing the student into critical thinking skills, dialogue, and inquiry. The end result is a thinking person who understands and uses sound problem solving methods and the creative process.

Parking will be an issue as there are only a limited number of spaces in the library parking lot. Other free parking can be found at the City Hall Parking lot at 155 Deer Hill Avenue. Paid parking will be available on the street for $1 an hour, and at the Patriot Garage at 21 Delay Street for $3.50.

The event is scheduled for October 15 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm at the Danbury Library, 170 Main Street. The event will be free.