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National STEM bike tour stopping in Carson City

Chloe Yang, with Spokes Across America, teaches a session on neuroscience at the Carson City Library in Carson City, Nev., on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2016. Spokes Across America is a team of MIT and Harvard students who bike across the country teaching STEM skills at schools, libraries and camps.
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NEight MIT and Harvard students are making a local stop as they bike across the country to teach hands-on engineering workshops to students.

The team is biking across the United States in collaboration with ​edX​ and ​Teach for America as part of an effort to rethink STEM education.

Along the way, they are stopping at a dozen schools, libraries, and camps to teach hands-on, project-based STEM classes.

Spokes Across America will be at the Carson City Library from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 16 to host an engineering learning festival.

Middle and high school students are invited to participate in one of two sessions. Seats and materials are limited; registration is needed in advance.

The first session will be from 9 a.m. to noon (register at ​http://carsoncitylibrary.libcal.com/event/3263142​). The other session will pick up from 1 to 4 p.m. (register at ​http://carsoncitylibrary.libcal.com/event/3432164​).

For information, go to http://www.CarsonCityLibrary.org​. To follow the team’s daily progress, visit it blog at https://spokes2017.wordpress.com/.