KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
December 5, 2019
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy ISD offers families a chance to explore and learn through hands-on activities in science, technology, art and more this Friday night. This free STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) event offers a learning experience for the whole family.
Register for STEAM Event
This Friday, December 6, Katy ISD is hosting a family STEAM night 6-8:30 p.m. at the Robert R. Shaw Center for STEAM at 1730 Katyland Drive by Rhodes Stadium. This is a free event for students 3rd-8th grades and their families. Register here to reserve your spot.
On the site, you can also register to be notified about upcoming events. The Robert R. Shaw Center for STEAM holds frequent events where families can explore a wide range of activities.
Praise for the Center
"I'm extremely pleased that the STEAM center offers an opportunity for my kids to explore so many areas," says Sarah Hadden who has children in junior high and elementary school. She praises experiences with coding, robotics, maker projects, messy science labs, astronomy, rockets, etc. "It would be a challenge for a family to find this same opportunity on our own," adds Hadden.
The Importance of STEAM
The U.S. Department of Education values the STEAM program and its impact on future generations.
"If we want a nation where our future leaders, neighbors, and workers have the ability to understand and solve some of the complex challenges of today and tomorrow, and to meet the demands of the dynamic and evolving workforce, building students' skills, content knowledge, and fluency in STEM fields is essential," states the U.S. Department of Education.
Fine Arts Vital to Learning
Katy ISD recognizes the importance of fine arts in education: "Sufficient data exists to overwhelmingly support the belief that study and participation in the fine arts is a key component in improving learning throughout all academic areas."
Volunteers and Sponsors for the STEAM Event Include:
Katy ISD National Honor Society
Fort Bend Astronomy Club
HMNS Discovery Dome
Girl Scouts of America