Studio STEM is a three-year afterschool and summer program in rural Appalachia funded by the National Science Foundation. The project uses a design-based science approach to help youth learn about engineering design and energy conservation. An interdisciplinary curriculum is infused with digital tools and social media to enhance and extend the experience. During the first 18 months of the project, Studio STEM has served over 100 students in grades 5–8 from rural Appalachia in low socio-economic communities. We also trained close to 30 middle school teachers and undergraduate students in how to implement the Studio STEM curriculum and use the online network.
For more information contact Christine Schnittka, Ph.D.