23 May · Shelby Jones · No Comments

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 …


20 May · Shelby Jones · No Comments

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 …


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 …


15 May · Shelby Jones · No Comments

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 …


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 …


14 Mar · Shelby Jones · No Comments

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, …


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 …


1 Feb · Shelby Jones · No Comments

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, …


2 Sep · Shelby Jones · No Comments

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 …


4 Jun · Shelby Jones · No Comments

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 …


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 …


21 Aug · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

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. …


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 …


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 …


9 Sep · STEMForKids297 · 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, …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


13 Mar · STEMForKids297 · 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 …


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 …


4 Feb · STEMForKids297 · 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 …


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 …


11 Oct · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

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 …


31 Jul · Kim Adamof · One Comment

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 …


10 Apr · STEMForKids297 · 84 Comments

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 …


4 Oct · Matt Bowman · No Comments

Overcoming The Fear of Success Syndrome

By Sharon Carey SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014 There have been many articles and books written on overcoming The Fear of Success Syndrome which seems to be an oxymoron. Here’s an example of the symptoms.Mary was on her way to becoming a very successful consultant. She had over 20 years of experience in her field and …


14 Sep · Matt Bowman · No Comments

Don’t just use … make something

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014  “I learnt you don’t just download a program, sometimes you have to make it”, a 6th grade camper describes his learning after completing STEM For Kids’ Game Making Lab. We are spending more and more time being passive users of our technologies, consuming the heaps of data, information and applications that …


3 Aug · Matt Bowman · One Comment

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2014 Enjoy Math – 2048 Game

Arnaav’s Blog: 2048 Game: Hi! Today I will be telling you about the 2048 game. The 2048 Game is a very addictive game that the goal of is to reach the 2048 tile….


1 Aug · Matt Bowman · No Comments

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014 Lego Mindstorms: A Comparison

We are excited to present a new guest blogger to our site. Arnaav is our youngest contributor. At age 10, he is brimming with ideas and writes about anything that interests his peer group. Arnaav’s first blog compares Lego Mindstorms 2.0 and EV3. Enjoy! Arnaav’s Blog: Lego Mindstorms 2.0 vs Lego Mindstorms EV3: Hi! Today …


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 …


11 Aug · Matt Bowman · 100 Comments

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013 On Mission: Making STEM fun and real

Thank you, it was a very fun and educational camp”, said a 3rd grade student. The best part about STEM For Kids’ programs is “getting the students to finally think critically pertaining to real world situations.“, a K-8 public school teacher in North Carolina. “… campers left with a better appreciation of the structures around …


23 Jul · Matt Bowman · No Comments

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013 NASA Ambassador to talk to robotics campers

At STEM for Kids we strive to engage campers in the various applications of STEM while giving them a unique, industry perspective. Thanks to the to NASA Solar System Ambassador program, we are able to go above and beyond our normal business mindset. Raleigh’s new 2013 Ambassador, Marc Fusco will be coming to STEM for …


9 Jul · Matt Bowman · 53 Comments

July 9th, 2013 Life of a STEM Coach: Building more than just bridges

Trey Ferguson, STEM Coach As we have hit the ground running this summer, I had suggested SFK start a STEM Coach blog posting. This could be a way for parents to get a brief recap of the topics covered in their child’s week while also getting some feedback and opinion from the coaches. This week …


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 …


9 Sep · Matt Bowman · No Comments

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 The Go Fish Experiment … two kids seek your feedback

A 2nd grader and a 3rd grader play a game of Go Fish. They end the game with inspiration for an experiment. As you may know, in the game of Go Fish, players must give their cards to others when asked for it. While they had played this game several times before, this time something new happened. …


7 Sep · Matt Bowman · No Comments

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Meet your child’s first teacher … you.

In this special “back to school” edition, I want to start at home. Parents are children’s first teachers and even when school starts, that role continues. The colors of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) need the canvas of 3 Cs (Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Communication) and a student who is well grounded with the …


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 …