IEEE Milwaukee 2021 Science Kits for Public Libraries Grant

 
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OAK CREEK, Wis. - March 11, 2022 - PRLog -- The Milwaukee section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) presented their 2021 "Science Kits For Public Libraries" (SKPL) grant to the Oak Creek Public 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.  Oak Creek Public Library is the third recipient of the IEEE Milwaukee SKPL grant.  A program that started locally in 2019.

This $2,000 grant will fund "STEM Explorer Kit Collections" for checkout at the branch location and will encourage students to experiment and share their findings with their peers.  Each kit will have a journal where students can engage with each other, which is incredibly important given the time we have all spent being socially distanced.

The Oak Creek explorer kits will include STEM studies in Quake Engineering, Gizmos and Gadgets Invention, Chain Reaction, Magnets, Remote Control Gear-Bots, STEM Learning Labs, and more.

"We're excited to have growth in the IEEE SKPL grant." Metro MLS CIO and IEEE Milwaukee vice-chair, Chris Lambrou said.  "Investing in our community while promoting STEM is a dual-win concept for an engineering-focused collective like IEEE".

Funding for the IEEE Milwaukee Science Kits for Public Libraries grant comes from generous donations within the Milwaukee area.  Primary funding for the 2021 SKPL grant was graciously provided by Eaton Corporation.

"The entire IEEE Milwaukee executive committee would like to thank Jill Lininger and her team at the Oak Creek Public Library for this engaging 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".

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

About Eaton

Eaton's mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently, and more reliably. Eaton's 2020 revenues were $17.9 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 87,000 employees. We are hiring: Visit  www.eaton.com/careers.

About Oak Creek Public Library

The Oak Creek Public Library is part of the MCFLS (Milwaukee County Federated Library System).

The city of Oak Creek is a suburb of Milwaukee, located in southeastern Wisconsin. According to the 2010 census, the population is 34,451 and growing. With 10% of the population having been born in another country.

More information: https://oakcreeklibrary.org/

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