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Mouser Electronics boosts library STEAM programs with educational grant

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Mansfield-based Mouser Electronics has awarded an educational grant to to support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) programs at the Fort Worth Public Library. The grant, presented to the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation, will create expanding access to robotics, 3D printers, and other electronic equipment across Fort Worth through the Makerspace Cart concept, the library foundation said in a news release.

“Mouser Electronics is pleased to provide the Fort Worth Public Library with funding for a Makerspace Cart that will help increase the 21st-century skills of our community’s students, said Kevin Hess, Mouser’s senior vice president of marketing. “As the makerspace movement is one of collaboration and sharing, we also want to thank the Fort Worth Library team for sharing its vision, knowledge and curriculum with the Mansfield and Arlington public libraries for the creation of similar carts in our own backyard.”

The STEAM Carts in Mansfield and Arlington public libraries feature similar 3D Printers, robotics kits and other educational activities for students.

“We appreciate donations that empower us to expand our reach in the community,” said Manya Shorr, Fort Worth Public Library Director. “As the emphasis on STEAM education grows, our staff is eager to take our robotics, electronics and engineering kits that are part of the makerspace cart to more branches and to more events.”

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