Birmingham Public Library expands after-school STEM program for teens

Thanks to a $95,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) will be able to purchase laptops, software, tools, safety equipment and fund stipends for Teens Engineer BHM, an after-school robotics program.

Teens Engineer BHM at Birmingham Public Library learning STEM disciplines.
Dr. Abidin Yildirim, Director of Outreach and STEM Coordinator for the UAB School
of Engineering (left) working with college mentors and local teens on a structured STEM activity at the Central Library, via Birmingham Public Library

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Drive Downtown? The 17th Street North Exit closes May 31, more bridge repair woes ahead.

For downtown drivers, replacement of the I-20/59 bridges means major traffic headaches are not coming to an end anytime soon. If you use the I-20/59 exit 125A onto 17th Street downtown,  you’ll need a new route starting May 31.

125A, I-20/59, I-65, Birmingham, Alabama,
Exit 125A Photo, via gribblenation.com

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AT&T committed to Alabama with billion dollar investment

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By Wade Cline and JH Daniel

AT&T invested more than $1.1 billion in the company’s Alabama wireless and wired networks during 2014–2016. These investments drive a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also improve critical services that support public safety and first responders.

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