The Dream Discovery Center is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education facility. The Center is used by students in the Appalachian region in order to heighten the prevalence of STEAM disciplines within the region. The mission of the Dream Discovery Center is to foster a sense of scientific discovery for our youth in Eastern Kentucky so as to provide them with all the opportunities to make their dreams become a reality.
The four goals, or focuses, of the Dream Discovery Center are:
- To employ LEGO Robotics at all ages to allow children to experiment and work with these multi-dimensional assets to learn about robotics as well as the other focuses of the Center.
- To provide hands-on instruction in computer science and programming to lay the foundation for a potential economic industry.
- To use such state of the art technology as CAD and 3D printing/scanning in order to build upon principles of engineering.
- To foster a sense of creative and innovative design within the Center so as to promote the value of “art” within STEAM education while connecting the other three focuses of the Center.