Kids in Tech after school tech club program takes a field trip to UMass Lowell Fabric Discovery Center

Press Release | April 24, 2019

Lowell– In recent weeks, Lowell-based nonprofit Kids in Tech has taken students from their three program sites in Lowell: Moody Elementary School, Lowell Housing Authority and Coalition for a Better Acre on a series of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) field trips. Most recently to the UMass Lowell Fabric Discovery Center (FDC) where students had the opportunity to explore the Center’s Fashion Makerspace.

Upon arrival, Tech Club students were introduced to some high-tech equipment and toured the New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation Center. They also had the opportunity to make glow in the dark gloves and chat with Fashion Makerspace staff about pursuing a career in STEM.

“It’s an honor to have groups like Kids in Tech visit us at the Fabric Discovery Center because they’re the future of our world,” said Diana Coluntino, Fashion Makerspace Director at the Fabric Discovery Center. “The more curiosity that they have now the more experience they’ll gain in creating and thinking and developing ideas for future use.”

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