Monroeville Public Library
4000 Gateway Campus Blvd.
Monroeville, PA 15146
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
|Grace Oliverio Birmingham - STEAM Initiative|
For over forty years, Grace was a part-time librarian at the Monroeville Public Library where she organized the book discussion group and other community programs. She was a mentor and friend to many. Her zest for life was apparent in her varied interests and activities, ranging from ballet, travel, and hockey to reading, cooking, and knitting. She was full of laughter and fun, telling stories about people she met, recent activities she attended, and books she had read. She was a grand lady whom we still miss.
With the generous support of Grace's family and friends, the Library has offered annual Grace Oliverio Birmingham Family Night events for the past five years. To honor Grace's memory this year, we're introducing a collection of books for the Children's Room in support of Gateway School District's STEM – or, in their case, STEAM – initiative.
STEM fields (and STEM education) is an acronym for the fields of study in the categories of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. (For STEAM, art has been added as an additional field.)
In 2006, the United States National Academies expressed their concern about the declining state of STEM education in the United States. Its Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy developed a list of 10 actions federal policy makers could take to advance STEM education in the United States to compete successfully in the 21st century.
Their top three recommendations were to:
Grace Oliverio Birmingham Memorial Fund
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