STEM


STEM at The Club

  • STEM education is a key part of Boys & Girls Clubs programming. We develop curriculum internally under the direction of our Stem Director, utilize lessons developed by the national organization and work with partners like 4H and others, to provide hands-on learning experiences for all youth. Our STEM programs teach, enrich and encourage a curious mind to understand processes, scientific inquiry, and our world. 


    To participate in the STEM programs, you can join our After School Program, Summer Camp, or Teen Program.

     

                  

STEM Conference (12 and up)

 

Thursday, November 7, 2024 at 8:30 am (when public schools are closed for teachers convention)

Spruce Street Boys & Girls Club, Lawrence, NJ

Registration will open soon for 4th-9th graders to attend the Teen STEM Conference!  This annual Fall event is open to the community and continues to expand horizons and in numbers each year.  

A variety of workshops on STEM topics are facilitated by local companies and organizations inspiring young minds and providing possibilities. 
 
Each year there are over a dozen workshops to choose from, topics include: oceanography, robotics, health science, material science, computing,  network engineering and more... 

Boys & Girls Club Annual Partners and STEM Conference supporters participating include Otsuka, NBCComcast Universal, Bristol Myers Squibb, Bloomberg, Munich RE, Johnson & Johnson, Integris, Princeton University, TCNJ, and MCCC and others.

All registered students will participate in a career panel where they will have the opportunity to ask questions of STEM professionals.

Kimberly Smith, Regional Director for Comcast Community Impact, stated, "We recognize the importance of STEM education in preparing kids for our future workforce. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County's annual STEM Conference allows students to hear from a diverse group of professionals working in various industries. It supports our commitment to expand digital skills within our communities and create a diverse workplace where everyone has an opportunity to succeed."
 
Questions? Or for group registrations contact Debra Lawrey at dlawrey@bgcmercer.org

             

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MyFuture - STEM

Free Online STEM Activities

Free online STEM activities open for any youth grades K-12. More than 325+ virtual activities on MYFUTURE. Sponsored by Comcast. Registration required. 

 

Program Areas   Activity Age Groups
DIY  Health & Wellness 6 to 9 years 
Computer Science Sports 10 to 12 years
Performing Arts Leadership 13 to 15 years
Digital Arts College & Career  16 to 19 years
Visual Arts    

 

 

Roadmap to Careers: Available now on MyFuture - Roadmap to Careers is a platform that allows teens to explore careers by completing a short interest survey, watching videos based on their interests and developing a plan forward in pursuit of their interests.

 

For more information or to enroll for FREE, contact Debra Lawrey at dlawrey@bgcmercer.org or 605-695-6060 x221

STEM Partnership Programs

  • The Club delivers a wide variety of STEM opportunities for area K-12 grade students throughout the year. Some of our STEM programs involve partnerships with organizations that can deliver educational programs for a specific STEM area. In the past, BGCM has partnered with Rutgers 4H Youth Development, Mad Science, and Students 2 Science. This brings "real-world" experience and proven programs into our Clubs, while making it a fun and enjoyable experience for our youth.

     

    Our partnership programs bring enriching experiences and hands-on learning to our kids. For some recent examples, our Mad Science curriculum included:

     

    Scientific Method: students learned about the various stages of the Scientific Method. This workshop introduced students to making a hypothesis, conducting an experiment, and discussing outcomes.

     

    Slime Time:  In this program, we explored, created, and played with the most entertaining and useful molecule known to science, and discovered its many shapes and forms. Children made their own slime that they got to take home and keep!

     

    Dry Ice-capades: Children were introduced to the scientific concepts of phase changes and states of matter. They witnessed the phenomenon of sublimation as they demonstrated the unique properties of dry ice & the spectacular "smoke" it creates.

     

    ph Factor: Children reviewed the colorful pH scale and dipped into the world of acids and bases! Through Mad Science, they explored the pH extremes with Reaction Tubes in a popping experience! Discovering whether liquids found at school were acids or bases using your personal pH Paper.

     

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