EvanSTEM is a public-private partnership project housed within District 65 with the goal of creating an Evanston ecosystem of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) educators, program providers, industry leaders and professionals to increase underrepresented student success in STEM programs, courses, and ultimately careers.
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The 8-Bit Challenge Staff
The 8-Bit Challenge is supported by staff from Evanston Public Library, Family Focus, and MetaMedia. Meet the staff both behind and in front of the webcams that made this challenge this possible. Please contact us with any questions you have about the challenge.
Children’s Library Assistant
You can find Carmen in the Children’s Department at the Evanston Public Library where she plans and supports STEM programs and helps patrons find books. When she isn’t at the library, you will most likely find her listening to music, watching crime shows, or going for walks.
I live on the south end of Evanston. I graduated from Evanston township high school in 2019. I first became interested in STEAM my junior year when my teacher Ms. Klyn told me about STEAM Innovation and Design Thinking which I decided to take for senior year. I’m excited to be working with the kids, and excited for them to learn and be part of this experience. A fact about me is my favorite ice cream is Ben & Jerry’s The Tonight Dough and one of my hobbies is photography!
Program Administrator, MetaMedia
Mike works at Meta Media – an afterschool STEM hangout space for Middle Schoolers. Right now, he’s pretty big into building things out of wood and trying to figure out new uses for old things. His favorite food is sandwiches.
Youth Leader, MetaMedia
Sam C. is MetaMedia’s Youth Leader. Sam is a veteran mentor to students in all things audio-visual.
Young Adult Librarian
You can find Tyler in the Loft at the Evanston Public Library where he plans Anime Club, suggests amazing fantasy books to read, and programs robots. When he isn’t at the library, you will most likely find him eating pizza, figuring out how to program, or watching whatever TV show he is obsessed with.