Last Friday, we held our very first STEMXEntrepreneurship workshop in partnership with Microsoft at the Headquarters Visitor Center! We had 30 middle school youths come for 3 hours of HTML/CSS, website design, and business pitching. We saw some amazing websites made in such a short amount of time. Check out some of the pictures below!
We are incredibly excited to announce that EduSTEM has been recognized for their efforts by ascena brands and Vital Voices as a 2018 Grant Winner through fellow Archika Dogra. The grant will be utilized to hold summer camps, financially support chapters, and expand EduSTEM's initiative throughout the globe. We are humbled to have received almost $2,000 by an organization so committed to elevating the voices of minorities, in particular women. We are honored to say that we have impacted over 500 youths already through over 9 regions across the globe, and can't wait to see what the next chapter brings us.
Stay updated to see what kinds of projects the money is used to put to good for!
Wondering what our chapters are up to? Look no further as we highlight some of the amazing work of our chapters.
Thailand- The first EduSTEM Thailand workshop sequence was held at a youth drug rehabilitation center this summer. The workshops allowed participants to learn how chemistry can be applied to creating environmentally friendly soap, a great way to learn STEMX in tandem with conservation!
San Mateo, California- EduSTEM San Mateo is projected to hold their 13th workshop by the end of this year! In partnership with the City of San Mateo and San Mateo Library, the participants from generally lower-income neighbors have had the opportunity to learn engineering, computer science, physics, space sciences, and so much more! Not only that, but EduSTEM San Mateo started when our chapter founder was in just eight grade!
Istanbul, Turkey- Our Turkey chapter founder has already met with a local community center in Istanbul to prepare for a week-long STEMX camp she will be holding this winter. Along the way, smaller workshops at the community center are on the way, geared primarily towards under-served communities.
Boston, Massachusetts- Our Boston chapter leader is incredibly passionate about neuroscience and hopes to bring his passion to youths in his area. He is teaming up with the largest student organization at Phillips Exeter Academy to bring neuroscience workshops to underprivileged communities around the school. We are so excited that so many people are on board and super grateful to have such a dedicated member of EduSTEM.
Trumbull, Connecticut- Our Trumbull chapter is piloting our partnership initiative with 3CY to bring STEMX3DPrinting to her local library! Supplied with curriculum and a 3D printer shipped to her for free, she's ready to get things started with this novel project.
Our chapter leaders mean so much to us! Stay tuned for our next post about the other half of our chapter leaders and their work.
From August 6th to 9th, EduSTEM held their Computer Science x Entrepreneurship Girls Camp, the newest addition to their STEMX series. 30 middle school girls coded apps, learning business development skills, and pitched their technological solutions to family and friends on the last day. The girls used MIT AppInventor to develop their mobile applications. The six teams' applications were:
PrizeRun - A mobile application that teams up with local businesses to reward users with certificates and coupons for exercising by tracking steps with a pedometer function.
MusicMash - An application for singers and amateur musicians to mash together custom-made and pre-recorded sounds and voices to create their own songs and remixes.
Scoop - A dog-walking application that allows customers to find local dog walkers, set up walks, and track their dog's journey to ensure their safety.
Trivia4All - A trivia game that merges educational content with entertaining questions to engage users in a fun, competitive environment.
BusinessParent - An entrepreneur-based social network for upcoming entrepreneurs to share ideas, develop partners, find mentors, garner attention from the business community and ask for advice.
SwimTime - An application catered towards swimmers that alerts them and informs them about event timings, pre-meet schedules, and recommendations.
We are so impressed by these young ladies' ideas and already cannot wait for CxE 2019. Thank you to the AI4ALL community grant (won by AI4ALL alum, Archika Dogra) for the financial support. Thank you to Lake Washington Institute of Technology for the amazing venue! Lastly, thank you to Microsoft, Uber, AI4ALL and LWIT for the incredible swag for the girls. Check out our pictures by going to Photos!
We are incredibly excited that EduSTEM's work has been featured in the Bellevue Reporter. We are so grateful for this article and hope that it will expand our vision and mission to the youths around the Greater Seattle Area. Check out our article below! If you would like to get involved as a regional leader with the EduSTEM Initiative, we encourage you to start your own chapter with us.
This summer, EduSTEM expanded to Thailand!
In June, our chapter leader Oi Srinualnad held a soap making workshop all the way across the world. Not only did participants learn about chemical sciences, but they also brought home a handy soap (no pun intended) as well!
We are so proud of all of our chapter leaders that help make EduSTEM’s mission of educating, encouraging, and empowering minorities across the world possible.
Interested in starting your own chapter? Apply here to join our international team!
On Friday, April 20th, EduSTEM San Mateo held its very first workshop! This workshop is one of five as a part of EduSTEM San Mateo's pilot program of 5 free workshops for kids attending YMCA Peninsula. The participants designed their very own rockets, going through the engineering and design process for their end products. EduSTEM San Mateo's awesome chapter leader, Ilana, was also invited to YMCA's Wellness Day to showcase her STEM exhibit. Congratulations Ilana on making such an incredible impact, and we are so proud of you!
On January 15th, 2018 EduSTEM celebrated MLK Day with an all-day workshop to foster STEM inclusivity. With over 60 girls participating from 3rd through 5th grade, the event held at Interlake High School was a major success! The gals started the day off with 2 inspiring talks from women in STEM, most notably Grace Ostrom from Boeing and Lindsey Childers from foundry10 (a Seattle area educational nonprofit). The girls were then launched into a day full of STEM related activities, rotating through computer science, robotics, and lab science related projects. By the end of the day, the girls had come away coding their own Magic 8 Ball in Python, building a robot that followed a lit path, and solving the mystery of the stolen dogs with chromatography & blood sampling techniques!
Thank you to Disney & YSA, Interlake High School, our speakers, Mr. Larry Matthews, and our volunteers for helping us run such a fantastic event! We plan on holding more events for youth from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Check out the pictures on our Facebook: EduSTEM Initiative.
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