With STEM classes and conference, Howard libraries plan for ‘jobs of the future’

Ninth-grader Sahar Zaidi describes herself as “really into engineering.” “I like thinking of new ideas and putting them into the real world,” said the Mount Hebron High School student. She is so “into” engineering that on Monday, she spent her day off from school attending Howard County Library System’s first youth conference on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. Registration for the event was full, with 170 middle and high schoolers attending and about a dozen more on the wait list. “I’m hoping to meet new people who have the same interests as me,” Sahar said before the event, held at the Savage Branch library. During one session of the conference, which offered teasers of the library system’s summer and after-school STEM classes, the 14-year-old and a dozen other…


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