The STEM Greenhouse currently has two signature programs, in addition to programming done in collaboration with partnering organizations. For more information on STEM Scholars or Girls Count Math Club, contact us.
The purpose of the STEM Scholars program is to engage middle school students in educational activities that promote confidence and proficiency in STEM with an emphasis on retention and growth of mathematics skills as well as hands on science, technology and engineering activities.
This program meets twice a week for 20 weeks during the fall and spring semesters of the school year. The STEM activities cover topics in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Mathematics is emphasized with math games, projects and activities at each session. The purpose of the science, technology and engineering activities is for students to learn about the scientific process and the engineering process while completing fun and hands-on activities. Learning about potential careers in these fields is also important.
Girls Count Math Club
The goal of this program is to inspire girls to excel in mathematics by offering a cool, girls-only club culture that includes fun math activities and games. The Girls Count Math Club is designed for girls in the 3rd through 5th grades.
Students meet once a week, for one hour with a teacher/club leader. Each club is designed for approximately 20 participants and the program lasts for 6 weeks. The participants are introduced to a new topic each week, followed by a hands-on activity that utilizes the math concepts they are learning. The latter part of each club meeting includes math games that help students with math facts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Girls are rewarded each week for winning games and participating with incentives. Girls Count takes a subject like math, which many girls dread, and turns it into a fun, hands-on experience that they can share with their friends.