Think Bionics

Bionics is the study of mechanical systems that function like living organisms or parts of living organisms. Nature has the potential to provide inspiration for technology, so we can look at bionics in two ways: a tool for increasing creativity and a tool for structured problem solving.

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs will grow twice as fast as other fields in the coming decade. To prepare Carson City youth for future careers in these fields, Think Bionics Camps will increase their knowledge of STEM topics, improve problem solving skills, and provide encouragement to pursue a career in STEM fields. In 2021, the Carson City Library will host socially distanced, three-day Think Bionics Camps for middle school youth during school breaks and on successive Saturdays. The camps will use FESTO bionics kits and curriculum for an interactive and hands-on learning experience.

DatesTimeRegistration
2/6/21, 2/13/21, 2/20/219:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.Camp closed
3/29/21-3/31/219:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.Camp closed
6/22/21-6/24/219:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.Camp closed
Nevada Career Explorer

Interested in exploring technology career opportunities in Nevada? Nevada Career Explorer, powered by Headed2, is a specially-designed software service aimed at steering students and jobseekers toward in-demand occupations in Nevada. Explore over 900 careers, countless educational and certification opportunities, or learn more about yourself and the careers made for you by taking a self-assessment. Register with your Carson City Library card barcode number to create an account.

Funds for this project have been provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records.