Retired Engineers Share Hands-on STEM Knowledge

This is a great example of a local program working with experts in the community to engage youth in STEM afterschool!

“Volunteer engineers and scientists lead free, hands-on science lab workshops throughout the school year to get more kids interested in science careers. Stuart Wecker, executive director of the nonprofit Arizona Science Lab, said the four-hour, project-based workshops have been teaching fourth- to eighth-graders “real” science since 2009 in Tempe. “We try to teach a lot of real science,” said Wecker.

The group rents a school auditorium from the Tempe Elementary School District and teaches classes of kids typically two to three days a week from September to May. The schools just pay for transportation.”

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Which Standards does this meet? III. Intentional Programming and Activities, V. Family, School and Community Engagement
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