White Pine County Library is excited to have the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Spokes group provide a STEAM learning festival for student’s ages 5-16 years of age, August 2, 2023 from 9:00am until 3:00pm at the library. This year’s learning festivals are Introduction to CAD/3D Printing, Acids and Bases with Cabbage, All About Gravity, Diffusion Through Matter, Under Pressure, and Generating Power Through Biking. Students are welcome to attend the full day rotating learning or attend a specific workshop. Please come by the library at 950 Campton Street to sign up for the learning festival. If you are planning to attend the full day please bring a sack lunch.
Spokes is an MIT-based, non-profit, student-run initiative as part of an effort to rethink STEAM education. This year will be the 9th iteration of this program at MIT.
This summer, Spokes America is sending a team of 7 MIT students on a cross-country bike ride starting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. and ending at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Over the course of 80 days, the team will bike over 4,000 miles and host Learning Festivals in small towns and correctional facilities.
Spokes is a team of 7 students composed of 1 sophomore, 2 juniors, and 4 seniors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. They all came to MIT to pursue their passions in math, science, art, design, and the humanities, but more importantly, they believe in sharing our knowledge with others to inspire future generations.
Spokes create curriculums that complement each host’s curriculum inspired by MIT’s hands-on approach to education. They teach these workshops to schools, libraries, and summer camps all across the United States. They love building strong connections with communities, students, and host families along the way.
Why do they bike? They want to show that yes, engineers and scientists can be athletic too. They are breaking stereotypes. They also are stepping out of their comfort zones, physically and mentally, and earn the title of biking across the United States.
You can follow their route and progress at https://www.mitspokes.com/blog. If you have any questions please call the WPC Library at 775-293-6900.