STEM For Kids Blog

Hands-On Learning: DIY STEM Gifts for Father’s Day

Raleigh, North Carolina  USA  6/7/2024   As Father’s Day approaches, we’re excited to announce the release of a special resource showcasing STEM-inspired gift ideas to honor the incredible fathers or adults in our lives. In a world where science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) play increasingly vital roles, what better way to celebrate Dad’s ingenuity, ...

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June STEM Calendar Unveils Daily Inspirations from Science and Technology

Raleigh, North Carolina  USA  6/5/2024 STEM For Kids is excited to announce the release of the June STEM Calendar, a unique and educational resource designed to highlight significant historic events in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). This calendar aims to inspire curiosity, appreciation, and a deeper understanding of the remarkable achievements and milestones that ...

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Innovative Education Recognized: STEM For Kids SC Columbia Nominated for Best After School Program

Raleigh, North Carolina,  and Columbia, South Carolina USA  05/22/2024   STEM For Kids South Carolina Columbia proudly announces its selection as a finalist in the category of After School Programs in Education & Childcare of the 2024 Best of South Carolina Voting. This recognition underscores the organization’s commitment to providing exceptional educational opportunities for children ...

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Celebrating Three Years of STEM Excellence: STEM For Kids Alabama Mobile Bay Marks Milestone Anniversary

Raleigh, North Carolina,  and Mobile, Alabama USA  05/20/2024   STEM For Kids Alabama Mobile Bay proudly celebrates their 3 year anniversary and its selection as a finalist in two esteemed categories of the 2024 Nappie Awards. The organization has been recognized for its exceptional contributions to children’s education and entertainment as a finalist for “Best ...

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Ahoy, Teachers! Dive into Exciting Maritime Day Activities with Our Free Resource

Raleigh, North Carolina  USA  5/17/2024   In celebration of Maritime Day, STEM For Kids is delighted to announce the release of a document of activity ideas tailored for teachers. This free resource aims to inspire educators with engaging and educational activities to commemorate Maritime Day on May 22.   The activity ideas document offers a ...

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Celebrating Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Empowering Diversity in STEM

Raleigh, NC  USA  5/15/2024 As May unfolds, so does the commemoration of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, a time to honor the vibrant cultures, rich histories, and profound contributions of these communities to American society. This annual observance serves as a poignant reminder of the invaluable role that Asian Americans, Native ...

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STEM Calendar for the Month of May for Educators Everywhere

Raleigh, North Carolina  USA  5/10/2024 Prepare to embark on an exciting journey with your students through the world of STEM with the May STEM Calendar. This calendar is designed to celebrate specific holidays for STEM enthusiasts and commemorate historic events that have shaped the course of scientific discovery and innovation.   May is a month ...

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Make Moms Shine: Ideas to Help Children Create Gifts Using STEM and Love!

Raleigh, North Carolina  USA  5/6/2024   As Mother’s Day approaches, we’re excited to announce the release of a special document showcasing STEM-inspired gift ideas to honor the incredible mothers or adults in our lives. In a world where science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) play increasingly vital roles, what better way to celebrate Mom’s ingenuity, ...

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Empowering Educators: Learn How To Bring AI To Your Classrooms

Raleigh, NC  USA  4/25/2024 As the education landscape continues to evolve, educators are increasingly looking for innovative ways to prepare students for the future. To address this need, STEM For Kids  is excited to announce a free webinar titled “5 Practical Ways To Include Artificial Intelligence: Ethics, Critical Thinking, Diversity, & Career Connections In School ...

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Unlocking the Code: Free Activities For DNA Day

Raleigh, North Carolina  USA  4/23/2024 DNA Day, celebrated annually on April 25th, commemorates the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA and the completion of the Human Genome Project. This day serves as a reminder of the groundbreaking achievements in genetics and molecular biology and highlights the importance of DNA in understanding life’s fundamental ...

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Celebrating Earth Day: Free Activities For Inspiring STEM Learning for a Sustainable Future

Raleigh, North Carolina  USA  4/18/2024 Earth Day, observed annually on April 22nd, is a global event that celebrates the beauty of our planet and advocates for environmental protection. Beyond its symbolic significance, Earth Day plays a crucial role in promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. Earth Day originated in the United States in 1970 ...

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The MAGIC For Inspiring Diversity In STEM

Raleigh, North Carolina USA 3/14/2024 Our Founder, Moni Singh, sat down with Amber Freeman of CBS17 to discuss how to inspire diversity in STEM fields.   Moni reflected on the days as a leader in Corporate America, when she traveled frequently to supplier factories in different countries. During one such visit, after the factory tour, ...

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How A Middle School Is Making STEM Careers More Attainable For Its Diverse Students

Raleigh, NC USA and Houston, TX USA 3/11/2024 “Our students are primarily African-American and for them, careers in STEM seemed unattainable before we began working with STEM For Kids,” says Cheryl Lawson, the Superintendent of The Lawson Academy in Houston, Texas.   The Lawson Academy is a public middle school established in 2002 by Reverend Bill ...

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STEM Icons – Celebrating Black History

Raleigh, North Carolina  USA  2/29/2024 Showcasing real-life examples of people in STEM, careers, and applications of STEM to children is important for inspiring diversity in these fields. Various studies and research show that such real connections help break stereotypes, increase confidence and aspirations, and inspire curiosity and innovation.    STEM For Kids® is pleased to announce ...

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Celebrating Black History: Course Now Available

Raleigh, NC  USA  2/9/2024 Inspiring diversity in STEM remains an imperative.  STEM For Kids® is pleased to announce the newest addition to our industry-leading curriculum portfolio… STEM Icons: Celebrating Black History for kids. As educators celebrate Black History during Black History Month and beyond, check out the plethora of hands-on activities in this course that ...

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Celebrating Black History: Inspiring Diversity In STEM

Raleigh, NC  USA  2/1/2024 “Diversity is America’s unique advantage in science and technology,” said National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Sethuraman Panchanathan upon the release of a report on Diversity and STEM: Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities 2023, by NSF’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics ( NCSES). “Our global leadership depends upon diversity, ...

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Cooperative Purchasing Now Available for Schools & School Districts

Morrisville, NC  USA  9/2/2021 STEM For Kids has been awarded a cooperative purchasing contract in the STEM Curriculum Solutions category at Sourcewell.    Sourcewell is a self-sustaining government organization offering a cooperative purchasing program with more than 400 competitively solicited contracts to government, education, and nonprofit entities throughout North America. By utilizing Sourcewell contracts, participating ...

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Don’t Overthink, Just Start

Morrisville, NC  USA  6/4/2021 “The first thing I would say is take full advantage of the resources out there and don’t overthink, just start. It’s important to get started, [and] it’s also important to find role models, so you can learn from your journeys,” says Sanjeev Somani, Founder and CEO of Tribyl (tribyl.com).     Moni ...

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Artificial Intelligence For Kids

Morrisville, North Carolina  USA  12/18/2020 We’re in the midst of a significant transformation in the industry. This transition is so compelling that it is being called Industry 4.0 to represent the fourth revolution in the way we produce products. Today, the fourth industrial revolution is taking computers and automation and enhancing them with smart and ...

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Top 4 Worries Parents Have for the School Year During Corona Time

Morrisville, NC  USA  8/21/2020 The results of the STEM For Kids’ 2020 Parent Customer Survey are in. This annual survey, collects feedback from parents across North America. We will be sharing the results in parts. Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. We know this school year has its unique set of challenges. ...

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STEM For Kids Summer Camps Remain Open!

Morrisville, NC  USA  5/18/20 We are committed to the health and safety of the families and the communities we serve, and the health and well being of our STEM Coaches worldwide. In response to Covid-19, and in compliance with the regulatory directives of the local / state / federal authorities, many of our locations suspended in-person ...

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Interactive Learning During Social Distancing

Morrisville, NC  USA  4/10/20 STEM For Kids is pleased to launch Instructor-Led Live Online Classes (ILOC) for children. ILOC programs have been operational since mid-March Due to the unprecedented circumstances posed by the global pandemic, new classes are starting on a regular basis. Find available classes and enroll here. Below are some frequently asked questions about ...

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This One Field Boasts the 10 Highest Paying Jobs!

Morrisville, NC  USA  2/25/20 America’s highest paying jobs include anesthesiologist, surgeon, oral surgeon, obstetrician / gynecologist, orthodontist, psychiatrist, physician, prosthodontist, pediatrician and dentist. What’s common about all these high ranking professions? They all are in the field of healthcare and medicine! Researchers used federal jobs and wage data to come up with the US News ...

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Congratulations to our Energetic STEMstars!

Raleigh, NC,  11/7/19 Recipients of the “Most Energetic STEMstar” award are role models in the following ways: Excited to learn about STEM, they think outside of the box, proactively offer help to others, search for the answers, and follow the engineering design process. Here are our winners: Sid (STEM For Kids Central Virginia) Zach (STEM For ...

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From Medicine to Education, MDs on A New Mission

Morrisville, NC, USA and Sarasota, FL “The practice of anesthesiology requires continual medical education to stay up-to-date with the most current standards of practice. As lifelong learners, we believe in the importance of early education in STEM-related subjects, which are practical in real-life applications”, says Jack Lin M.D, an anesthesiologist embarking on bringing coding, engineering, ...

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Kids Are Raving Over The Game Making Competition Club !

Morrisville, NC,  9/03/19 “I have been doing Kodu Game Lab for about a year and I think [the Game-Making Competition Club] is an awesome opportunity to show off my skills!” said a middle school participant from Ontario, Canada. STEM For Kids’ Game-Making Competition Clubs allow kids to learn the foundations of video game design and ...

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Financial Savvy Curriculum For School Age Children

Morrisville, NC 8/26/19  Financial literacy is the understanding of various financial aspects including earning, managing, and investing money. According to a 2015 study by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), teaching financial skills to kids before they enter college or the workforce is crucial to helping them grow into adults who can achieve financial security and success. However, trends ...

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Mother of Triplets Opens her First STEM For Kids Franchise in Queens, New York

Morrisville, NC, USA and Queens, NY   “As a female in IT [Information Technology] I’ve noticed the playing field is still unbalanced with more males dominating the space and so I want to encourage young girls to not shy away from this choice”, says Christina Toufexis, STEM For Kids franchisee in Queens, New York. Christina’s story begins ...

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STEM For Kids Announces The First International Game Making Competition

Morrisville, NC,  5/28/19 Our STEM For Kids Computer Game Making Lab is making great contributions in the field of education enrichment by enabling children (in elementary, middle and high schools) to learn coding and to design / create their very own computer games. Now,  we are pleased to announce our first-ever International Game-Making Challenge!      We ...

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Fastest Growing Children’s Educational Services Franchise

Morrisville, NC 3/13/19 – STEM For Kids was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list. This highly competitive list recognizes the 150 companies with the greatest franchise unit growth in North America, based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® ranking. Thanks to its exceptional growth, STEM For Kids was ranked #46. “Franchising trends ...

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Children Can Reach Higher with STEM Achievement Levels

Morrisville, NC 2/18/19 – Introducing STEM PAL… Participant Achievement Levels. Children enrolled in STEM For Kids summer camps, trackout camps, afterschool programs, STEM Saturdays and other regular classes can now earn credits. These credits propel the child towards acquiring higher levels of achievement in STEM. STEM PAL is aimed to motivate participants and celebrate their ...

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STEM For Kids Ranked A Top Franchise In Entrepreneur’s Highly Competitive 40th Annual Franchise 500®

Morrisville, NC 2/4/19 – STEM For Kids recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Placement in the Franchise 500® is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry, as evidenced by the fact that Entrepreneur received more than 1,000 applications this year, making it one of ...

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Applied IoT in Warehouses for Children as Summer Camps and Programs

Morrisville, NC 1/21/18 – With the exponential growth in connected devices, the IoT (Internet of Things) is a key driver of digital transformation in several industries. The biggest growth is in applications and analytics. Improving supply chain processes in retail and manufacturing are considered one of the hottest application for IoT per Forrester. STEM For Kids® ...

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Children’s Gateway to the World of Big Data!

Teens and Pre-teens can now explore data science. Announcing new program: Python and Data Science. Morrisville / RTP NC 12/3/2018 – STEM For Kids is a story of numerous “firsts” for children. Keeping up our reputation as the trailblazers in the education enrichment and services for school age children, we are thrilled to announce another ...

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Internet of Things (IOT) for Children as Camps, Afterschool and In-School Workshops and Enrichment Classes

Morrisville, NC 9/24/18 – The Internet has revolutionized how we search, consume and share information. The Internet of Things (IoT) involves extending internet connectivity to everyday devices like lights and fridge at home to change the way we live, work, entertain, travel and even how governments and businesses work! The outlook is promising…it is estimated ...

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Drug Delivery Methods and Technologies for Kids

STEM For Kids brings another new innovative curriculum in medicine. Morrisville / RTP NC 7/9/2018 – Engineering better medication and better methods of delivering them are front and center as engineering challenges for the 21st Century. Children at STEM For Kids’ summer camps, afterschool programs, STEM Saturdays and in-school field trips can now explore methods and technologies for ...

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Introduction to Python Programming Language

Announcing Python Coding Camps and Classes. Morrisville / RTP NC 4/16/2018 – Python is an in-demand computer programming language, used by companies like Google and Youtube. Learn this versatile language and experience the power of computer programming in your hands! Our budding coders will learn the fundamentals of coding using the Python language and apply ...

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New Curriculum – Entrepreneurship Build to Market Challenge

Announcing STEMpreneurship Camps and Classes; launches with NC Coastal Pines Girl Scouts. Morrisville / RTP NC 2/26/2018 – The great inventions and technologies that shape our worlds today are a result of successful market launches. STEM and innovations need business ethos and acumen to become a desirable product or service. It is never too early ...

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New Biomedical Engineering Curriculum – Can You Hear Me?

STEM For Kids’ Biomedical Engineering delves into hearing with another new STEM / STEAM curriculum. Morrisville / RTP NC 2/5/2018 – The human senses are our contact to the environment. One of the  main sensory organs is the ear. What makes your ear hear? How do medical technologies like stethoscope and ultrasound work? On this ...

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Sustainable Engineering – Camps, Classes and Afterschool Programs

Sustainability at home and school are needed. STEM For Kids steps up to add new sustainable engineering camps, classes and after-school programs for children. Morrisville / RTP NC 1/8/2018 – Environmental and sustainability practices in schools are an important trend in 21st century education, and research and practice indicates that green schools can save money, ...

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Four Steps to Unleashing Your Potential

By: Moni Singh Fear, the instinct that helps us survive with fight or flight tendencies in extreme circumstances, can also wreak havoc due to inaction in other situations. For people looking to come out of corporate jobs, starting a new business sounds really sexy. “What if I invest my hard work and long hours into ...

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New Programs: Virtual Reality, Eye Tech, I Spy and WordPress

Announcing four new programs. Children can now design their virtual reality headsets and jump into their very own virtual reality games! Morrisville / RTP NC 11/27/17 – We are pleased to announce the release of four new curricula into our comprehensive line-up of STEM / STEAM enrichment programs for children in grades K to 8. ...

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Remember Why You Started

By: Moni Singh You make a goal. Full of optimism, you take the first step – this could be seeking more information about the goal. You think, “This is it! My move to change my life”. But, soon enough you lose track of your goal. Life moves on … same old, same old! My work ...

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New Curriculum Release: Biomedical Engineering Organ Systems I

STEM For Kids’ innovative portfolio for children’s education enrichment expands to include Biomedical Engineering. Morrisville, NC 6/12/17 – “I enjoyed the leg prosthetic a lot. I was able to build my own leg!”, said Riley about his experience with STEM For Kids Biomedical Engineering Camp. Utilizing the innovative STEM For Kids WayTM of taking complex ...

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Biomedical Engineering for Deeper Space Technology

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been discussing the possibility of a manned flight to Mars as soon as ten years from now. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA which has an estimated landing date for a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s, has created STEM classroom activities that get kids thinking about how to ...

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4 Steps to Making a Change

By: Moni Singh Any change, a break from the pattern, evokes the psychological reactions for fear, uncertainty and doubt. This happens irrespective of whether the change is forced upon us or it is a change we desire. I speak with many people who want to be entrepreneurs and want to make change in their lives. ...

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5 Out of School Time Concerns for Working Parents of School Age Children

Your baby is off to school … child care blues are over. Right? Wrong! A study of parental concerns about after-school time found some troubling patterns. Among the findings was that parental concern was high when work hours were long, parents had little control over work schedules and children spent time unsupervised after school. The ...

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To STEM or to STEAM?

While learning computer programming, a child expresses her creativity as a game with characters and landscapes as unique as she is. There are polka dots on her buildings and flowers on the street where her equally appealing character goes on a mission to drive villains out of her imagined and created digital world. While learning ...

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The Shining Light of Computer Sciences

Sunday  April 10, 2016 91% of parents want their child to learn more computer science in the future. – Google Gallup Poll Since childhood, my mother and father had encouraged me to get into engineering or medicine. My high school experiences of dissecting frogs had made it clear that I was not meant for life ...

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My 4 Habits for New Beginnings

By: Moni Singh New Year begins with a new set of resolutions. It is great to reflect and check back on those – how many did you keep? How many just stayed a wish? Change is not easy. Here are my 4 habits for any new beginning: When going gets tough, SMILE I learned this ...

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