Build an Exhibit, Build a Science Center
STEM For All is going full steam in building its first low cost science center, built by local school students Grade 12 and below. We are inviting all Greater Lansing Area families with school students to contribute at least one STEM exhibit per family. All family members can help build it, including parents, grandparents, and toddlers too, with the condition that most of the work should be done by children Grade 12 or under.
One hundred small exhibits from one hundred families and ten large exhibits built by students with help from professionals will constitute a low cost science center. We will credit the family that built the exhibit.
Student who built the best STEM exhibit, as determined by a panel of independent judges, will receive $1,000 as scholarship. School with the maximum number of completed exhibits will get a donation of $1,000 for their STEAM programs.
Please Sign Up with a contribution of $100 per family. STEM For All will coach your children to build the exhibit, help them understand the scientific principles involved to the best extent possible on their own, and coach them to explain those principles to others. We expect your student to be a presenter of that exhibit in at least two STEM events and thus support STEM For All’s mission to spread STEM education for all.Most of the simple exhibits can be built in a week or two, depending upon the skill levels of the students and the complexity of the exhibit. We request you to give us the second, more polished version for our science center. You will see that this will not only be a STEM activity, but a fun family activity too.
Coaching Schedule: I (Uma Umakanth) will be available during the following days/times for coaching the young scientists.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 PM to 7 PM, in 30-minute slots.
You can make an appointment for:
- in-person coaching (at STEM For All office),
- online video conferencing,
- phone call
As more young scientists join, I will add more days per week. Please feel free to contact me for getting your project assignment and for any other clarification.
Students who sign up for Build an Exhibit, Build a Science Center are eligible to participate as Teacher Assistants in all STEM For All's activities. This is in addition to the coaching to build an assigned exhibit and to participate in designing and building other small and large exhibits.
Signing up for $100 per family gives all-you-can-eat STEM fun for the entire academic year for the entire family.
Please Sign Up today.
Thank you for your contribution in
Building Science Centers
One Exhibit at a Time