STEM Projects

On Saturday February 25, 2017 we will host a special program for Engineers Week  at the International Museum of Cultures.

11:00 a.m. “Sustainability and Engineering for the Future” – talk by Joyce Stubblefield, a graduate of SMU Department of Engineering with a masters degree in Sustainable Development.

12:00 to 3:30  Exhibit in front lobby. Hands-on project in conference room  to test your engineering construction skills; self directed, about 20 minutes duration.

12:30 or 2:30  Hands-on 90-minute workshop “Introduction to Electronics” for anyone age 12 or older (parents, boys & girls). There will be a fee of $10.  Attendance is limited to 14 people per session; to register in advance call Penny at 972-709-1957.

3:00 to 4:00   For kids between 6–12 and those young at heart, author Anne Gordon Perry will do a reading and book signing. Her book Magnificent Moles of Mede Meadow tells imaginative and humorous tales about nine moles with different personalities and interests. The book uses creative word play with vocabulary words starting with m.  Scientific curiosity is the theme for the chapter about “Morven and the Meteor Shower.” Copies of the book will be available for $12—a discounted price from the $14 Amazon price.

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We are offering  ‘STEM Adventures’ on Saturdays at the International Museum of Cultures. Each 3-hour program will have 2 hands-on workshops. Each of the 2 workshop rooms can seat 14 students; thus we can host groups of 28 or fewer people. Our current workshop topics are “Electronics Magic” and “Designing for Flight”.  The subject level is for girls of grades 6,7,8 and parents are invited to attend also. Interested groups should contact Penny Ball at penny@acm.org or 972-709-1957 to arrange an event.

See the STEM Adventures sub-page for photos and more information about the workshop topics.

See the STEM resources page for pdf files and links to some useful websites related to STEM  opportunities.