17 May · Shelby Jones · No Comments

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 …


10 May · Shelby Jones · No Comments

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 …


6 May · Shelby Jones · No Comments

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, …


26 Apr · Shelby Jones · No Comments

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 …


23 Apr · Shelby Jones · No Comments

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 …


18 Apr · Shelby Jones · No Comments

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 …


11 Mar · Shelby Jones · No Comments

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 …


29 Feb · Shelby Jones · No Comments

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 …


9 Feb · Shelby Jones · No Comments

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 …


18 Dec · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

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 …


16 May · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

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 …


10 Apr · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

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 …


25 Feb · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

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 …


27 Feb · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

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 …


21 Jan · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

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® …


24 Sep · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

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 …


8 Jul · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

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 …


26 Feb · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

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 …


5 Feb · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

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 …


7 Jan · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

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, …


27 Nov · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

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. …


12 Jun · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

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 …


1 Jan · Amanda Buchanan · 3,237 Comments

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 …


22 Jun · Matt Bowman · No Comments

The Adventures of Captain EnergyPants

Raleigh NC, 6/22/2014 – Captain EnergyPants made an impressive debut at STEM For Kids camp last week. EnergyPants took campers on an amazing journey of discovering energy. Children applied the engineering design process to design their own catapults and engaged in a friendly catapult war. Afterwards, they collaborated to design and build roller coasters to …


9 Jun · Matt Bowman · One Comment

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013 Congress, Cool Air and Computer Science for K-5

“If you want to work in an air-conditioned environment, computer science is the way to go.” I got this advice when I was deciding on an engineering field of study among the many possible choices, Civil, Mechanical, Industrial, etc. It was enticing for someone living in the 120 degrees Fahrenheit scorching heat of Delhi without …


19 May · Matt Bowman · No Comments

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013 The Big Bang Theory of STEM …

A recent episode of the Big Bang Theory got me thinking about the impact of childhood experiences in Science and Technology. The main characters, Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists, the kind of “beautiful minds” that understand how the universe works. In this particular episode they meet Professor Proton. They grew up watching Professor Proton’s …


21 Oct · Matt Bowman · No Comments

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012 STEM: Taking Matrix’ Red Pill

From agriculture to industrialization to the Information Age, mankind has made a fascinating journey of innovation. What leads to such innovations? Jared Diamond, professor of geography and physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, in his Pulitzer Prize winner book Guns, Germs and Steel makes the case that a civilization is not created out …


26 Aug · Matt Bowman · No Comments

The chains of habits …

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 I learned something pretty young even though it took me many years to fully understand it. Growing up, when I was in elementary school, students took turn to present news headlines and a thought of the day every morning during assembly. My first experience standing with a microphone on a podium …


17 Aug · Matt Bowman · No Comments

First things first … back to basics

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012 Some interesting discussions with academia took me back to an important foundational question … what is STEM? The letters in the acronym STEM tell us part of the story – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. However, the 21st century skills that our children need are something more than just this simplistic …