All our American Corners are undergoing a transformation from the traditional “Corner” concept that focused on English-language materials and programs headlined by visiting American officers into maker spaces that teach youth STEM skills. The new spaces are also designed to function as platforms promoting the Mission’s goal of combatting youth unemployment.
The Corfu TechLab, is the American Space hosted in the Central Public Library of Corfu since 2005. Corfu is the second largest island of the Ionian Islands complex and it is located in northwestern part of Greece. The principal city of the island and seat of the municipality (pop. 44,000) is also named Corfu. Corfu is home to the Ionian University with approximately 4,500 students, which consists of the following departments: Department of History; Department of Foreign Languages, Translation & Interpreting; Department of Music Studies; Department of Archives & Library Science; Department of Computer Science; Department of Audio & Visual Arts.
Equipped with the popular Lego Mindstorms series and a 3D printer, our American Space organize numerous programs and workshops including the STEM Yourself program (November 2016 – February 2017) and participated in 2017 First Lego League tournament.
In 2017, our Space doubled the number of programs (170 v. 61 in 2016) and increased the program participants from 1,522 (2016) to 4,241.
March 21, 2018: Crowdfunding presentation
March 16, 2018: Film showing commemorating Women’s Month
March 14-15, 2018: Coding workshop
January – February, 2018: STEM Yourself project
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