STEMed Labs is a non-profit organization based in Austin, TX dedicated to improving educational opportunities in our communities. Our goal is to serve as an incubator for novel, cross-disciplinary approaches to STEM education. We partner with schools, teachers, parents, and industry to build a sustainable, grassroots model of delivering innovation in education.
We launched our STEMtastics program this April and immediately received a tremendous, positive response from the community. So much so, that we are already expanding the program and building partnerships with schools in the Austin area. We are excited to announce that we will be working with East Austin Children’s Promise to offer a series of STEMtastics classes at East Austin College Prep this May!
In line with our community driven grassroots model, the classes will be led by volunteer educators using open (Creative Commons licensed) curriculum developed specifically for this partnership. Students will get to learn about topics ranging from lungs and breathing to water adhesion. They will participate in hands on activities that will nurture their natural curiosity to learn and explore.
We are looking forward to this opportunity to work with East Austin Children’s Promise to grow and expand STEMtastics. It promises to be a fun-filled, STEMtastic May!
We are very happy to announce that STEMed Labs’s STEMbridge program was funded as part of Akins High School T-STEM Academy’s summer programming by a grant from the KDK Harman Foundation. The grant sum is $56,000. Thank you KDK Harman!
This represents a milestone for Akins High School and STEMed Labs in a partnership that will ensure the continuation of the most rigorous, college-ready summer computer science program for High School students in Austin. The course covers computer architecture, material typically taught to Electrical/Computer Engineering and Computer Science undergraduate students in university.
In light of this announcement, applications for the program will open shortly from now. Please be on the lookout for an announcement when they will go live. We are looking forward to share this unique experience free of charge with our Central Texas students this summer.
The STEMed Labs Team