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  • Radio Disney Visits Newark to Make STEM Fun

    The Newark Advocate - December 2013

    Using colorful plastic pipes, Joe & Kelly Bachelor helped their kids construct a long pipeline. They watched as an orange pingpong ball rolled down the line and cheered when it dropped into a bucket at the bottom.... LEARN MORE >

  • Holiday Fun for Everyone

    Newark Life Magazine - December 2013

    Rushing here and there during the holidays is the norm for families of all shapes and sizes. If you’re hosting a large gathering or trying to find something to keep the kiddos busy during their winter break, The Works is a destination with something fun for everyone. In addition to the traditional hands-on museum fun, The Works also has a few special holiday treats for guest to enjoy this season.... LEARN MORE >

  • Kids Tech U Hopes to Spark Future Scientists

    The Newark Advocate - November 2013

    At 9 years old, Max Martin is interested in space, knows the speed of light and believes humans are not alone in the universe. A 4th grader at St. Francis DeSales School, Martin, of Newark, is considering attending Kids Tech University.... LEARN MORE >

  • Kick Off the Holiday Season with a 1950s-themed party at The Works

    Newark Life Magazine

    As the holiday season quickly approaches, it brings memories of family gatherings, delicious meals, fun traditions, and feelings of togetherness. Each of these uplifting qualities is at the heart of The Works’ annual Holiday Homecoming event held on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Each year features a fun theme and 2013 is no exception with a celebration of 1950s style.... LEARN MORE >

  • Students Enjoy Learning About Soy

    The Newark Advocate - September 2013

    Rori Leath asked a grou of 6th graders how many of them had ever eaten soybeans. Only a few students tentatively raised their hands. But they quickly changed their minds when Leath began holding up examples of their favorite foods made with soybeans.... LEARN MORE >

  • Trailblazing Woman Pilot Honored in Bronze in Newark

    The Columbus Dispatch

    As a fourth-grader, Jerrie Mock devoured adventure books, maps, and radio broadcasts. She dreamed about exotic cultures and landmarks. "I wanted to see the people, and the lands and oceans and deserts," Mock, now 87 recalled.... LEARN MORE >

  • Newark Native's Solo Flight Around the World to be Honored with Statue

    The Newark Advocate - September 2013

    On March 19, 1964, a Newark native took off from Port Columbus International Airport and flew info history. Almost 50 years after her historic flight, a bronze statue honoring Mock's accomplishment will be unveiled at The Works.... LEARN MORE >

  • Green Revolution Initiative Comes to Licking County

    The Newark Advocate - September 2013

    The Works has partnered with Denison University to bring the Green Revolution to Licking County, a year of eco-themed educational programming and activities aimed at promoting environmental awareness an to teach everyone who calls Licking County home how they can live more sustainably.... LEARN MORE >

  • Science Museum Instilling Love of STEM

    Columbus Business First

    STEM education has been taking place at The Works, Licking County's science museum, for about 15 years, and local organizers say those programs are blossoming.... LEARN MORE >

  • Bell Takes Lessons Out of Classroom and Into Environment

    ThisWeek Community News - August 2013

    When Etna Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Melissa Bell was an undergrad majoring in environmental science, she dreamt of using her degree to help improve the environment. On Tuesday, August 13, some of that dream came true when she was awarded the first Licking County STEM Educator of the Year award sponsored by The Works.... LEARN MORE >

  • Chamber Honors Two Women

    The Newark Advocate - August 2013

    Two hardworking women who help people in opposite stages of life were honored Tuesday night at the annual Licking County Chamber of Commerce awards dinner. Melissa Bell, a fourth-grade teacher at Etna Elementary School, received the inaugural STEM Educator of the Year award for her efforts helping curious students just beginning life's journey.... LEARN MORE >

  • Story of a Newark Pioneer: Jerrie Mock

    Newark Life Magazine - August 2013

    Did you know this first woman to successfully complete a solo flight around the world was born right here in Newark, Ohio? The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology is proud to share the story of Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock and be home to a permanent statue erected in her honor. Attend the dedication of this statue on Saturday, September 14 at 2 p.m. in The Works’ LeFevre Courtyard to celebrate the successes of this fearless, determined, and tenacious woman who calls Newark, Ohio her hometown.... LEARN MORE >

  • Day Camps at The Works & Gotta Go: Music in the Courtyard

    Newark Life Magazine - July 2013

    Newark Life Magazine, a new publication highlighting all the wonderful things happening in Newark, Ohio, released its debut issue featuring great summer activities happening at The Works; summer camps and Music in the Courtyard.... LEARN MORE >

  • Battelle Awards Grant Funds to The Works in Support of Interdisciplinary STEM Education

    Battelle, Columbus Ohio - June 2013

    COLUMBUS, Ohio–Battelle today announced it has awarded nearly half a million dollars in grants supporting interdisciplinary education projects that rethink Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM ) learning outside the classroom. The five winning projects, the first under the new Battelle STEM Grant Program, integrate STEM with a diverse mix of disciplines, including the arts, digital technology, dance and theater.... LEARN MORE >

  • Pataskala Youth Earn Top Honors at The Works Stemfest!

    Pataskala Post - March 2013

    This past month youth from the Pataskala area completed The Works museum's STEMfest!. They did very well bringing home two first place tropies, a third place win, and a special award.... LEARN MORE >

  • 3rd Annual STEMfest! Challenges Students to Embrace

    The Newark Advocate - February 2013

    Ty List couldn't stop smiling Sunday as the third STEMfest! wrapped up at The Works. The Watkins Memorial Middle School 6th grader was part of a team that set a record in the toothpick bridge building challenge.... LEARN MORE >

  • Students Solve Real Life Problems with Science at STEMfest!

    The Newark Advocate - February 2013

    After landing an internship at Denison University and later a $64,000 scholarship to attend college there, Matthew Redey said participating in STEMfest! advanced his interest in chemical engineering.... LEARN MORE >

  • Pluses & Minuses

    The Newark Advocate - February 2013

    PLUS: This is a big weekend for local educators, students, and The Works museum as science, technology, engineering, and math will happily collide for the 3rd annual STEMfest!... LEARN MORE >

  • Connecting Industry, Education & Community - STEMfest! 2013


    The Works, at its heart, is fulfilling the need expressed as high as a national level and as grounding as a conversation had with local schools and business owners. Business owners are looking for the best talent in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math; and teachers desire to foster these talents in their grade school students. Through its program, STEMfest!, The Works provides a strong conduit to between schools and businesses to nurture students’ interest in STEM fields of study until they start their college careers and prepare for the workforce.... LEARN MORE >

  • Lovin' Licking County: Shop Locally to Find Distinctive Gifts for the Entire Family

    The Newark Advocate - December 2012

    So what's a resourceful Licking County resident to do if she wants to find the perfect Christmas gift? Answer: Shop Local. The Works Gift Shop features glass jewelry, pendents...... LEARN MORE >

  • Works Exhibit Features Woodturnings by Wib

    The Newark Advocate - December 2012

    For the past eight years, Wib Movk has been a volunteer at The Works' wood shop, turning pieces of wood into bowls, vases and plates for the museum's gift shop.... LEARN MORE >

  • More Than Expected: HATSOFF! Fundraiser Raises $25,000 Beyond Goal

    The Newark Advocate - September 2012

    The HATSOFF! bi-anual fundraiser, recently held at The Works in downtown Newark, surpossed goals and exxpections.... LEARN MORE >

  • Safety On Display At The Works

    The Newark Advocate - September 2012

    The staff at The Works hopes a new exhibit will have a positive effect on choices made behind the wheel.... LEARN MORE >

  • The Works Featured on Fox 28 News' Road Trippin' Segment

    Fox 28 News Road Trippin'

    Want your children to learn a thing or two this summer? Well, then head to The Works, a hands-on learning center where kids, and even parents, can get their minds working!... LEARN MORE >

  • Wizard at The Works

    A Call to College Tassel Talk Newsletter - May 2012

    This year, seeing the play, The Wonderful Wizard of College, was a triple threat because PEAK partnered with The Works, Newark's marvelous science museum and history center.... LEARN MORE >

  • The Works Dedicates HIstoric Canal Recreation

    The Advocate - April 2011

    Imagine standing at the edge of the Ohio and Eric Canal. A boat filled with goods enters the iron lock, then is moved forward with the assistance of draft animals and a strong current. A century ago, residents of Newark stood in the exact spot that fourth-grade students of John Clem Elementary gave a presentation Friday morning.... LEARN MORE >

  • STEMfest! at The Works Receives National AACE Award for Excellence & Innovation in Career Educaiton

    American Association for Career Education Newsletter - April 2012

    The American Association for Career Education recently announced the recipient of the 2012 AACE Award for Excellence and Innovation in Career Education recognizing outstanding achievements for leadership in Career Education. STEMfest! at The Works is the proud recipient of this prestigious 2012 AACE Award.... LEARN MORE >

  • 3 to Try

    Columbus Dispatch - April 2012

    Each Thursday, Weekender offers suggestions on what to do, see and experience off the beaten path. Glass Easter egg making at The Works is one of those suggestions...... LEARN MORE >

  • Local Students Meet STEMfest! Challenges

    Newark Advocate - February 2012

    A group of students from Newark's Heritage Middle School winced as their painstakingly designed and constructed bridge -- made from just toothpicks and glue -- collapsed under a weight test.... LEARN MORE >

  • Museum of Play Fun for All Ages

    Ohio News Network (ONN) Discover Ohio Feature - February 2012

    While walking through this museum, parents will not have to warn their kids to not touch anything. In fact, they should do just the opposite.... LEARN MORE >

  • 3 To Try

    Columbus Dispatch - February 2012

    Each Thursday, Weekender offers suggestions on what to do, see and experience off the beaten path. The Works' Cocktails by the Fire is one of those suggestions...... LEARN MORE >

  • On The Air

    ThisWeek Licking County Community Newspaper - January 2012

    Eight year old works with local DJ to create her own radio commercial during The Works Media Day event.... LEARN MORE >

  • Local Business, Organizations Work to Promote Science & Tech Learning

    The Advocate - January 2012

    Two actresses from the Licking County Players pondered aloud last week how they could use six simple machines to knock over 10 bowling pins without using their hands.... LEARN MORE >

  • The Works in Newark

    cBus Mom Blog - June 2011

    The Works is an educational hands-on kids museum located east of Columbus. We had a blast building race cars to race, learning about the old Ohio canals, watching a glass blowing artist create a vase, and playing on the interurban railway car.... LEARN MORE >

  • Kids Practice Creativity at The Works Competition

    The Advocate - March 2011

    Snow fell outside in large flakes as the heart of friendly competition lit up a sloped racetrack in one corner of The Works, where children were spending a precious afternoon of their spring breaks keeping their minds busy.... LEARN MORE >

  • STEMfest! at The Works

    Newark Advocate - February 2012

    A group of students from Newark's Heritage Middle School winced as their painstakingly designed and constructed bridge -- made from just toothpicks and glue -- collapsed under a weight test... LEARN MORE >