3 Feb · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

STEM For Kids is Ranked #280 on Entrepreneur Franchise 500® This Year!

Morrisville, NC  USA  2/3/20 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 has existed for over four decades and has become a dominant measuring tool for franchisees throughout the U.S. Entrepreneur Magazine evaluate factors such as brand strength, costs and scalability of a franchise to determine a position of the ranking. The franchises are given a cumulative score based on …

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20 Jan · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

Father of Two Loves the STEM For Kids Program

Morrisville, Central Virginia USA  01/20/20 STEM For Kids CVA parent Ashish Jain is proud to share his appreciation for the curricula.  He is excited to know STEM For Kids will prepare skillsets for them to be successful in the future. For other after-school programs and STEM / STEAM classes being offered Illinois cva@stemforkids.net or visit our …

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7 Jan · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

Happy 4th Anniversary STEM For Kids Stateline Illinois – Wisconsin

Morrisville, NC & Illinois – Wisconsin USA  01/07/20 For the past four years, SFK Stateline founder and CEO Donna Curtis is overjoyed with gratitude. She shares her pride in helping mold a promising future for children. “For years we have been serving and inspiring children of the Stateline. What an amazing ride it has been. We …

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6 Jan · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

Central Virginia is Recognized by the Henrico County School Board

Morrisville, NC &  Virginia,  USA  01/06/20 SFK CVA  owner Lakshmi Gunuru joins Member of the Henrico County school board Michelle “Micky” Ogburn to share great news at the STEM For Kids CVA”s open house event! For other after-school programs and STEM / STEAM classes being offered in Central Virginia contact Lakshmi Gunuru at cva@stemforkids.net or …

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23 Dec · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

Collaboration with Catholic and Public Schools in Queens New York!

Queens, NY,  USA  12/23/19 STEM For Kids Queens, NY owner Christina Toufexis delivered two successful workshops at Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary. The students will never forget this eventful day! ” We did the Roller Coaster Design Lab workshop for the 1st – 4th graders, then we did the Mechanical Engineering Speedy Car Workshop for the 5th …

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18 Nov · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

STEM For Kids Franchisees Share Their Experiences

Morrisville, NC,  USA  11/18/19 During our recently concluded Annual Conference, we asked some of our franchisees to share exciting aspects about their experience so far. We found out what they like about their STEM For Kids business and some of the great things happening soon in their respective markets. Enjoy the testimonials below.  To learn …

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12 Nov · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

Computer Engineer of 16 Years is Bringing STEM to Brunswick, New Jersey!

Morrisville, NC,  and Brunswick, New Jersey USA  11/12/19 After 16 years of making her mark in the IT industry, Sowmya Venkitadri took it upon herself to search for an opportunity of a lifetime. As a mother of two children, Sowmya came to the realization that the earlier STEM is introduced to a child the better. “I …

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7 Nov · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

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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30 Sep · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

After Researching Brains, Neuroscientist Launches a STEM Franchise to Impact Young Brains

Morrisville, NC, USA and Toronto, Canada 9/30/19  “My research centered on developmental changes of the early-age brain in mental diseases. I gained valuable insights into how the brain develops and matures, using many cutting-edge technologies in my research. I also spent many hours of those years teaching undergraduate and graduate university students, developing a passion …

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9 Sep · SFK Content Team · No Comments

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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3 Sep · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

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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23 Aug · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

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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10 Jun · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

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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30 May · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

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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23 May · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

STEM For Kids Franchisees Set Out to Make a Huge Impact in Mexico

Morrisville, NC, USA and Mexico City, Mexico 5/24/19 “We are a group of normal people, sailing through our lives, some of us have kids, some of us like soccer, some of us like to read, run or ride a bicycle, and we all have been somewhat successful professionals in our jobs, but all of this …

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13 Mar · SFK Content Team · No Comments

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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27 Feb · SFK Content Team · 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 …

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4 Feb · SFK Content Team · No Comments

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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21 Jan · SFK Content Team · 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® …

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3 Dec · SFK Content Team · No Comments

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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1 Oct · SFK Content Team · No Comments

Computer Science Professional Prepares To Provide Coding and Engineering Camps and Classes in Dallas Suburbs

Morrisville, NC and Frisco, Texas 10/1/18 – “When I first heard of STEM for Kids Franchise opportunity, I was very thrilled (almost felt unbelievable) to have come across a concept that exactly fit my passion, desire, skillset and interest”, says Preeti Mekala, a computer software professional and STEM For Kids franchisee in Texas Frisco area. …

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24 Sep · SFK Content Team · 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 …

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10 Sep · SFK Content Team · No Comments

Researcher on a Quest to Personalize Learning Brings STEM to Houston Suburbs

Morrisville, NC and Cypress, TX 9/10/18 – ” Being a mom of two sweet girls, I want to help my daughters get the best possible education. I believe that early STEM education is the best way to help our kids succeed”, says Dr. Misha Chakraborty, aka Dr. C, lecturer, researcher and now STEM For Kids’ …

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16 Jul · SFK Content Team · No Comments

AI’s Human Creator Brings Hands-On Learning to Atlanta Suburbs

Morrisville, NC and Cumming, GA 7/16/18 – ” I was never a book learner. I was a tinkerer and learned by doing. I have to know the context of what I am trying to learn.  I call it a Use Case Learner. I try to teach my kids that same way”, says Tom Hyatt, STEM For …

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8 Jul · SFK Content Team · 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 …

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2 Jul · SFK Content Team · No Comments

Coding, Robotics and Engineering For Kids in Central Virginia

Morrisville, NC and Glen Allen, VA 7/2/18 – ” After designing his own model car, as part of the rolling-wheels workshop, a 2nd grader enhanced his design to make his car go faster by leveraging the STEM for Kids’ EDP [Engineering Design Process] delivery model. He understood how to address challenges of friction”, says Lakshmi …

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18 Jun · SFK Content Team · No Comments

From Wholesome Tummies to Wholesome Minds

Morrisville, NC and Herriman, UT 6/18/18 – “STEM For Kids is a perfect fit. I can play and have fun not only with my son but other kids as well.   Not much fun being a kid if you can’t have fun while learning and playing”, says Sean Pickett who, together with his loving wife Alison …

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30 May · SFK Content Team · No Comments

Full STEAM Ahead for an Urban Designer

Morrisville, NC and Fremont, CA 5/30/18 – “My life is pretty good now, but I think it could be even better if I can do something to impact the society, something challenging, and also something which can benefit my son.  That’s how I discovered STEM For Kids…which I would say is the perfect fit for …

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15 May · SFK Content Team · No Comments

Super Moms on a Super Charged STEM Mission!

Morrisville, NC and San Jose, CA 5/15/18 – “I jumped at the opportunity when Deepa approached me with an idea to start STEM For Kids”, says Priya Viswa, a civil / structural engineer turned realtor and co-owner of the STEM For Kids South San Jose (SSJ) franchise. Her partner, Deepa Gopalakrishnan, had been nurturing the …

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12 May · SFK Content Team · No Comments

Inspiring STEM Learning in Young Children in the Chicago Suburbs

Morrisville, NC and Palatine, IL 5/9/18 – Entrepreneurs and technologists, Neelima Bandi and Sandeep Manthena, are bringing STEM For Kids’ programs to the North West Chicago Suburbs. Both are Masters in Electrical Engineering with 24 years of collective corporate experience in engineering and software industry. Neelima comes with a background in database administration. In today’s …

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1 May · SFK Content Team · No Comments

STEM For Kids Ranked a Top New Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

Full STEAM Ahead with Top New Children’s Services Franchise Morrisville / RTP NC 5/1/18 – STEM For Kids was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Top New Franchises list 2nd year in a row. This list recognizes the top 100 companies that have been franchising for five years or less, based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s …

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16 Apr · SFK Content Team · No Comments

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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2 Apr · SFK Content Team · No Comments

Merchant Marine Officer Heads Home With STEM

Morrisville, NC and Grapevine, TX 4/2/18 – STEM For Kids is coming to the Texas Grapevine-Irving area thanks to a merchant marine officer and entrepreneur, Rahul Apte. Rahul has sailed across the oceans and has worked in the central control rooms of ultra deep semi-submersible rigs, maintaining their position over the ocean floor using computer …

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26 Mar · SFK Content Team · No Comments

From 0 to 17 in under 2 years at Illinois – Wisconsin Stateline

Morrisville, NC, Janesville, WI and Rockton, IL 3/26/18 – “I love that we can just get to code on our own and … do whatever we want with it”, said Ava. Anu loves being creative with the ability to personalize her creations. Mason is enjoying learning about aerospace and doesn’t miss a beat in saying …

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19 Mar · SFK Content Team · No Comments

From Mission Critical Public Safety to Future Critical STEM in Columbia South Carolina

Morrisville, NC and Columbia, SC 3/19/18 – “I have talked to a few very excited parents who want to get kids into STEM For Kids programs”, says Gaurav Sangal, STEM For Kids newest franchisee who is launching in Columbia South Carolina. Gaurav has an extensive background in engineering and technology with a Masters in Electrical …

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26 Feb · SFK Content Team · 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 …

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18 Feb · SFK Content Team · No Comments

Getting Kids Ahead of the Curve in GTA

Pickering, Greater Toronto Area, Canada and Morrisville, NC, USA 2/18/18 – “It took me 20 years of experience to muster the courage to do something creative on my own”, says Lee Joseph, who is on a journey of transformation. A technologist by trade with over 20 years in several top firms, Lee, an entrepreneur now, …

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5 Feb · SFK Content Team · 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 …

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17 Jan · SFK Content Team · No Comments

The “Mother of Twins” sees sparkles in STEM

Morrisville, NC, New York, NY 1/17/18 – “I see an opportunity to bring STEM / STEAM to a large number of students in the area and to make a difference in how they learn and adopt to the ever-evolving technologies”, says Anshu Gupta, STEM For Kids franchisee in Upper East Manhattan, New York. Anshu is an …

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7 Jan · SFK Content Team · 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, …

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27 Nov · SFK Content Team · 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. …

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25 Jun · SFK Content Team · No Comments

STEM For Kids Recognized as a Top Franchise in Children’s Enrichment by Startups Magazine

Morrisville / RTP NC 6/25/17 – Children’s enrichment continues to rank as one of the hottest franchise categories… it is something that people can’t get enough of in the world of franchising per Startups Magazine’s The 10 Most Wanted. Light your entrepreneurial fire with STEM For Kids, recognized as a top franchise in Children’s Enrichment. …

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12 Jun · SFK Content Team · 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 …

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12 Apr · SFK Content Team · No Comments

STEM For Kids Ranked a Top New Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

Next career move: Bring the world of science, engineering and computing to children with a STEM For Kids Franchise Morrisville / RTP NC 4/12/17 – STEM For Kids was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Top New Franchises list. This list recognizes the top 100 companies that have been franchising for five years or less, based …

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27 Mar · SFK Content Team · No Comments

The Thriving Entrepreneurship Climate in Texas

Business Owners Launch STEM For Kids Educational Franchises in Austin and North Dallas Morrisville / RTP NC, Austin TX, Dallas TX 3/27/17 – Texas continues to be one of the best states for creation and development of small businesses. Per research compiled by G. Scott Thomas of the American City Business Journals (ACBJ), five metropolitan …

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2 Jan · SFK Content Team · No Comments

New World Headquarters Launches in RTP

STEM For Kids’ New World Headquarters, RTP NC. Morrisville, NC  1/1/17 – STEM For Kids opened doors to its new world headquarters on 28th December 2016 in Morrisville at the Heart of the Triangle. STEM For Kids has been making Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fun and real for kids in elementary and middle …

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3 Oct · SFK Content Team · No Comments

Our Growing Footprint Now Includes Washington State

STEM For Kids’ footprint growth continues with the launch of Washington East Side territory. Raleigh, NC and Bellevue, WA 10/1/16 – After 20+ cumulative years working in technology sector, engineers Sweta Kishore and Suhasini Varadhan partner to bring STEM For Kids to the Greater Bellevue area east side of Seattle. Sweta with her curious and …

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12 Aug · Matt Bowman · No Comments

New Curriculum Release: Computer Game Making Lab II

Product innovation at STEM For Kids continues with the newest launch that brings the fun of Minecraft gaming together with Java computer programming for a mind stimulating experience. Raleigh, NC 8/12/16 – After countless hours of research, listening for children and teacher feedback, curriculum development and testing, STEM For Kids’ Curriculum Team and STEM Coaches …

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29 Jul · Kim Adamof · One Comment

From education advocacy to career preparedness in South Florida

A technologist, entrepreneur and an avid advocate for children’s education, brings STEM For Kids to Miami to fill his purpose. Raleigh, NC and Miami / Fort Lauderdale, FL 7/29/16 – STEM For Kids Engineering franchise launches in Florida Miami Mack Samuel, a well-known figure in the South Florida community and public school arena, had his …

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2 Mar · SFK Content Team · No Comments

An educator prepares to launch STEM For Kids in Southern Wisconsin

Teacher in science and math turns towards entrepreneurship; through her research and experience in education finds STEM For Kids providing the right balance of STEM learning and hands-on engagement for children. Raleigh, NC, Rockton, IL and Beloit, WI 3/2/16 – STEM For Kids, North Carolina – USA based organization announces the launch of STEM For …

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