STEMS ON THE VINES
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Programs

Sustainability in STEM is our core value.

 

OUR PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES 

 
 

MOBILE STEM LAB: Where the magic happens

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We bring STEM activities to interested students. We make this available for in-class lab demonstrations, after school workshops, hackathons, youth retreats, and STEM camps. Our Mobile STEM Lab will travel throughout the Kansas City school district, bringing STEM to interested students. The main focus is on basic, practical skills and exposing students to technology. Industry professionals visit, demonstrating the tools they use in everyday work.

The Mobile STEM Lab includes 20 Chromebooks, 1 tablet, a wifi hotspot, a 3D printer, computer science modules, water quality test kits, biomimetics, Arduino, mini drone kits, geography and financial literacy studies all inside a mobile charging cart. This Mobile STEM Lab is what makes our programs and activities possible. We bring the software and hardware to students so they can experience the power of STEM. Our Mobile STEM Lab travels to schools and gives students the opportunity to use state-of-the-art technology by appointment. 

Let us know what you want to learn and we can tailor a lab to meet your needs. 

 
 

New & UPCOMING

These are the events we hope to soon equip our Mobile STEM Lab with to offer to students. 

OTHER NEW ACTIVITES 

3D Printing/CAD
Water Quality Testing Study
Biomimetics in Design

 

Current & Ongoing

These are some of the activities we continue to offer our students: 


SCIENCES

Monarch Butterfly Pollinator study
Beginning Chemistry
Field Trip to iFly Indoor Skydiving
Biomimetics
KC Healthy Kids
Earth Day (every day in April)
Water Quality Testing study


TECHNOLGOY

Hour of Code (every week)
Computer Science basics        
GitHub
Network Architecture
Drone Aviation
IoT/Connected devices
Electronics
KC Smart Cities Living Lab
Introduction to MATLAB


ENGINEERING

The Design Process
Electrical Engineering basics
Sustainable Architecture
MindDrive collaboration
CAD/3D Printing


MATH & FINANCE

Financial Literacy

STEM entrepreneurship                   
Budget games                   
Spreadsheets
Pi Day Celebration (March 14, annually)

 


SUSTAINABILITY

Earth Day
Photovoltaics (Solar)
Non-toxic chemical engineering
Sustainable Architecture/Net Zero
Ecosystems
Biodiversity
Sustainable Living


WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

Science Madness Mondays
Technology Tuesdays
Engineering Training Thursdays
Fun Finance Fridays


SPECIAL EVENTS

Visits from university professors and industry professionals
Open House demonstrations
Studies based on student interests

 
 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS, GOALS, & NEEDS

 
 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

Planted a Monarch Butterfly Garden with 177 students.
Obtained 22 scholarships for Treehouse computer science.
Annual field trips to iFly indoor skydiving.
Honorable Mention Award in the KC Healthy Kids contest.


GOALS 

Complete our Mobile STEM Lab.
Form strategic partnerships with STEM AmeriCorps
and industry professionals.

Create online channel to give homework assistance.


NEEDS

Our most fundamental need is to complete our Mobile STEM Labs before the fall 2017 semester. This includes 5 tablets, 20 Chromebooks, mini drone kits, a 2nd wifi hotspot and a mobile charging cart.

Many of the grants we apply for do not allow for operating expenses.

Our capacity to serve would be greatly enhanced by AmeriCorps STEM volunteers, enacted under President Obama.

 
  Our STEM students receive an   Honorable Mention Award in the 2016 KC Healthy Kids contest.

Our STEM students receive an Honorable Mention Award in the 2016 KC Healthy Kids contest.