ARM Partners with WQED to Bring STEM Education to Hazelwood
Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) sponsors initiative in community library
PITTSBURGH – WQED continues to expand Inquire Within, a program in partnership between two key community institutions – WQED and local libraries. Inquire Within aspires to re-imagine media-first partnerships with impactful educational experiences in learning for children and families. The partnership empowers librarians to create innovative, imaginative programing using researched-based, parent-trusted content from PBS.
The expansion of Inquire Within to the Hazelwood Library is made possible by ARM. Later this summer, ARM will move its headquarters from the Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) in Lawrenceville to Mill 19 in Hazelwood Green.
“ARM is proud to be a new part of the Hazelwood community and we are excited to work with WQED to bring this new opportunity for STEM youth education into the neighborhood,” noted ARM CEO, Dr. Byron Clayton
Hazelwood Public Library will welcome Inquire Within with a family-friendly kickoff event to celebrate the start of summer reading and the partnership with Inquire Within with games, pizza, and a lesson from the Carnegie Science Center on rockets.
Saturday, June 15, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hazelwood Public Library
5006 Second Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
About Inquire Within
WQED’s Inquire Within is a program in partnership between WQED and local libraries in southwestern Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia. Inquire Within currently includes 30 libraries, with 11 more launching later in 2019.
Inquire Within aspires to re-imagine media-first partnerships that create impactful educational experiences in learning for children and families. For Inquire Within, WQED works with local and national library partners to create and implement PBS-themed curriculum that leverages public trust with a thirst for innovation in service of 21st Century learners, by developing a community of practice that can experiment, lead and sustain a new approach to educational public media.
Collaborating libraries choose from a menu of program options including, but not limited to: Martha Speaks Reading Buddies programs; watch parties and discussion groups around the WQED national television program, iQ: smartparent; screenings and premieres of beloved PBS shows; and Parent App-A-Thons where all parents receive free PBS apps on their smart-device and coaching on how to use them with their child. WQED, in turn, provides the collateral, advertising, training, media and materials specific to conducting the programs. Inquire Within is designed to encourage family engagement and love of learning through hands-on, family centered activities.
About ARM – Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing
Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) is the nation’s leading collaborative in robotics and workforce innovation. Structured as a public-private partnership, we accelerate transformative robotic technologies and education to increase U.S. global manufacturing competitiveness. Founded in January 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA by Carnegie Mellon University, and funded by the Department of Defense, ARM is part of the Manufacturing USA® network. Learn more at www.arminstitute.org.
WQED was an experiment in educational community-supported television that was the forerunner to PBS. Today, WQED is a multimedia powerhouse that is as much a part of Pittsburgh as the three rivers. WQED is WQED-TV (PBS); WQED World; WQED Create; WQED Showcase; WQED PBS KIDS Channel; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqed.org/fm; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and WQED Education (www.wqed.org/edu).