HCC to offer STEAM classes for middle and high school students this fall

(September 15, 2017)— The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division at Hagerstown Community College is offering two STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) classes this fall for middle and high school students. Classes will be held when Washington County Public Schools are closed.

Horror Movie Cinematography will be held on Friday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on HCC’s main campus. Students will have the opportunity to create their own horror movie trailer using iMovie. Students will create a story plot with sound effects, realistic make-up, costumes, and more.

Pumpkin Chunkin will be held on Friday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on HCC’s main campus. Students will get to build and construct a catapult or trebuchet to see who can launch the pumpkin the farthest, most accurately, or most creatively. The class will cover the history of these devices, as well as the science and mathematics needed to increase launch distance and control pumpkin projectile.

HCC has partnered with the BEACON House, Inc., a local STEAM education nonprofit, to provide a limited number of scholarships for these fall classes. The scholarship priority deadline is Monday, September 25. To apply for a scholarship, visit www.hagerstowncc.edu/steam/scholarship.

To learn more about the BEACON House, Inc., visit www.thebeaconhouse.net. For more information or to register for any of these classes, call 240-500-2236 or visit www.hagerstowncc.edu/coned/areas/lifelong/youth-family/steam.