STEMS ON THE VINES
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Programs

Sustainability in STEM is our core value.

 

OUR PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES 

 
 

MOBILE STEMS LAB: Where the magic happens

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We bring STEMS activities to students based on their interests. We make this available for in-class lab demonstrations, after school workshops, hackathons, youth retreats, and STEMS camps. The Mobile STEMS Lab will include 20 Chromebooks, tablets, wifi hotspot, a 3D printer with CAD, graphics arts design software, computer science modules, water quality test kits, biomimetics, Arduino/IoT, mini drone kits, business plan competition, flight simulators to teach geography, and financial literacy studies all inside a mobile charging cart.

This Mobile STEMS Lab is what makes our programs and activities possible. We bring the software and hardware to students so they can experience the power of STEMS. Our Mobile STEMS Lab can travel to public and private schools as well as homeschoolers by appointment to give students the opportunity to use state-of-the-art technology. 

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

 
 

New & UPCOMING

These are the activities we hope to soon equip our Mobile STEMS Lab with to offer our 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


TECHNOLOGY

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 Global Engineering Week celebrations
CAD/3D Printing


MATH & FINANCE

Financial Literacy Business Plan contests

STEMS entrepreneurship                   
Budget finance games                   
Spreadsheets
Pi Day Celebrations during March

 


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 STEMS 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 STEMS Labs. This includes 5 tablets, 20 Chromebooks, 3D printer, 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 STEMS students won   Honorable Mention Awards in both the 2016 and 2017 KC Healthy Kids contests.

Our STEMS students won Honorable Mention Awards in both the 2016 and 2017 KC Healthy Kids contests.