I'm shutting down STEM Club to have more time to work on Sharp Research LLC projects.
STEM stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.”
STEM School Inc. was incorporated November 17, 2007 as an Indiana non-profit corporation. Their mission was to provide free STEM help to K-12 administrators, teachers, and students to stimulate interest in STEM, make school more interesting, and better prepare students for the future.
STEM School is morphing into STEM Club. STEM Club is a working name—it will probably be changed to Lafayette Makerspace or something similar or merge with an already existing organization.
We are working on starting a makerspace for adults. Kids in grades 5-12 and a special program for young makers could be included. We need space to collaborate and provide equipment, mentoring, and services (e.g., 3D printing—money to buy a Makerbot 3D printer has already been pledged). We need 100 square feet to start. The ideal location would
- • have dedicated lockable space for us
- • have a seperate entrance for us and walls between our and any other space in use
- • have room for expansion
- • be at ground level
- • have a large exterior door leading directly outside
- • have a large open space outside the exterior door
- • have off-street parking
- • already have electric power
- • already have high-speed internet
- • be near a CityBus bus route—or better yet, near the downtown transfer center
We'd llke to try to operate this on a pay what you can basis (at least for any kids involved).
We can currently provide
Arduino electronics loaning and (via the Internet) mentoring
- • Mathematica programming language (via the Internet) mentoring
We believe a makerspace would keep kids interested in school, reduce dropouts, stimulate interest in STEM, increase standardized test scores, and better prepare students for the future.
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