Bucks IU Expands Their STEAM Education Program to Include a Fab Lab Center (Opening December 2021)

Building on the suc­cess of their Mobile Fab Lab (Fabrication Laboratory), the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) is excit­ed to announce the open­ing of a Fab Lab Center in December 2021 for sched­uled events and activ­i­ties.  Located at One Ivybrook Blvd., Suite 150, Warminster PA, the new … Read more...

The Students of the Bucks IU at Samuel Everitt Honor Their 5th Annual ‘Stockings for Soldiers’ Program by Completing 1,400 Stockings!

In the midst of a pan­dem­ic, with schools try­ing to oper­ate nor­mal­ly while deal­ing with chang­ing health guide­lines and sched­ule mod­i­fi­ca­tions, the stu­dents of the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) at Samuel Everitt were deter­mined to per­se­vere and still hold their 5th Annual Stockings for Soldiers pro­gram … Read more...

Fab Lab Center Holds a ‘Brunch and Learn FUNdraiser’ to Support STEAM Education Expansion

When chil­dren are asked what FAB stands for at the Fab Lab Center in Warminster PA, they excit­ed­ly shout “FABulous!” They may not be tech­ni­cal­ly cor­rect, but it is won­der­ful know­ing this is how they feel about this Fabrication Laboratory (Fab Lab) and the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, … Read more...

19th Annual Secondary Transition Options and Resource Fair

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU), along with The Transition Coordinating Council of Bucks County, are host­ing their 19th Annual Secondary Transition Options and Resource Fair on Thursday, November 1, 2018.  This unique event focus­es on pro­vid­ing infor­ma­tion on sup­port ser­vices, spe­cial­ty pro­grams, employ­ment sup­port agen­cies, col­leges, … Read more...

The Winners of the Bucks County Regional STEM Design Challenges are…

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU), in-line with our ongo­ing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) edu­ca­tion efforts, was proud to again coor­di­nate and host the Bucks County region­al STEM Design Challenge.  Two sell-out crowds, of sixty-five teams each, com­pet­ed on two sep­a­rate days with ele­men­tary stu­dents … Read more...

Bucks IU Awarded Over $900,000 in Grants to Expand Computer Science and STEM Education

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU), an edu­ca­tion­al ser­vice agency sup­port­ing the schools of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has been award­ed state grant fund­ing to sup­port the cre­ation of new com­put­er sci­ence and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) ini­tia­tives in the coun­ty.  The grant fund­ing, total­ing more than … Read more...

Happy 50th Birthday Bucks IU

Intermediate Units were estab­lished in 1971 by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and their role has evolved and grown over these past 50 years. IUs serve as a crit­i­cal edu­ca­tion­al ser­vice agency pro­vid­ing cost-effective, management-efficient pro­grams to pub­lic and pri­vate K‑12 schools, school dis­tricts, and their com­mu­ni­ties. They also address both tra­di­tion­al … Read more...

Student Takes 2nd Place in State Video Contest About the Dangers of Opiods

At the end of the school year, Crysta O’Donnell (senior at Palisades High School) was named the sec­ond place fin­ish­er in the “Talk to Your State Senator” video com­pe­ti­tion show­ing the dan­gers of opi­od abuse. Senator Mensch vis­it­ed Palisades High School to help rec­og­nize this accom­plish­ment with Crysta’s fam­i­ly, peers from
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A Different Kind of Summer Camp at the Fab Lab Center

When peo­ple think ‘sum­mer camp’ they think out­door sports and activ­i­ties, swim­ming, tents, and camp­fires. However, the great out­doors isn’t the ide­al sum­mer expe­ri­ence for every­one. The Fab Lab Center is offer­ing 10 dif­fer­ent sum­mer camp themes that include all the fun, friends, and FABulous mem­o­ries of tra­di­tion­al sum­mer camps … Read more...

FABulous Fun at the FAB LAB Center

Looking for some­thing fun for the kids on November 22nd when school is closed?! Bring them to the Fab Lab Center for a day filled with fab­ri­ca­tion, cod­ing, and engi­neer­ing! Half-day and full-day options avail­able. Details and reg­is­tra­tion infor­ma­tion at: www.BucksIU.org/FabLab/Events

  • For Home Schooled chil­dren, a Field Trip Day
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PPL Foundation Awards $5,000 Grant in Support of the Bucks IU Mobile FAB LAB

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) Education Foundation is pleased to announce that they have been named the recip­i­ent of a $5,000 grant from the PPL (Pennsylvania Power and Light) Foundation. The PPL Foundation awards annu­al grants through a com­pet­i­tive appli­ca­tion and review process in sup­port of orga­ni­za­tions … Read more...

Bucks IU Class of 2020 Graduation Goes Virtual

Due to the man­dat­ed school clo­sures and the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic response efforts, the Bucks IU moved its June 2020 grad­u­a­tion cer­e­monies to a vir­tu­al plat­form. The pre­re­cord­ed video includ­ed com­mence­ment speech­es by Dr. Mark Hoffman, Bucks IU Executive Director and Mr. John D’Angelo, President of the Bucks IU Board of … Read more...