STEM Programs for Youth

Students working in the STEM Discovery Lab

The STEM Discovery Lab provides many opportunities for youth to explore topics in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Our youth programs align with national recommendations and actively engage learners in STEM through out-of-school time, summer and school day programming.

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Through generous funding from Granite United Way and the Norwin and Elizabeth Bean Foundation, the STEM Discovery Lab is thrilled to be working with community partners to offer STEM enrichment, both on-site and at community hubs. This exciting collaboration allows us to offer after school and summer enrichment at no cost to middle school youth in partnership with other youth-serving organizations in Manchester. Our goal is to get youth excited about STEM at an early age and to provide a pathway for continued access and engagement. Programs include 3D printing, coding, SeaPerch, art/biology marine science and more! Follow us on Twitter @UNHSTEMlab to stay informed!

Community Hubs: Boys & Girls Club of ManchesterManchester Police Athletic League and YMCA of Downtown Manchester, 21st Century Community Learning Centers

4-H Science Bonanza will be held on December 10, 2022.

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Our 4-H Discovery Club has several offerings throughout the school year for youth. Please visit UNH Extension's STEM Discovery Lab page for more information

Summer Youth Programs

Through generous funding from Granite United Way and the Norwin Foundation, the STEM Discovery Lab is thrilled to be working with community partners to offer STEM enrichment, both on-site and at community hubs. This exciting collaboration allows us to offer after school and summer enrichment at no cost to middle school youth in partnership with other youth-serving organizations in Manchester. Our goal is to get youth excited about STEM at an early age and to provide a pathway for continued access and engagement. Programs include 3D printing, coding, SeaPerch, art/biology marine science and more! Follow us on Twitter @UNHSTEMlab to stay informed!

Community Hubs: Boys & Girls Club of ManchesterManchester Police Athletic LeagueRoca Kidz Club and YMCA of Downtown Manchester, 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Educational Excellence for English Language Learners 

This four-week summer program is offered to Manchester school district middle and high school students entering grades 6 – 12. EXCELL in STEM combines English language and hands-on activities in science, engineering, and computing. All materials, lunch, and transportation are provided. Students are expected to participate in all classes. Participants must be currently enrolled in or recently exited from English Language Learning support in their school. 

  • Hands-on learning in science, engineering, and computing
  • Guest speakers from the UNH Manchester community
  • Tours of UNH Manchester campus and labs
  • Field trips

Dates:

July 2023. Exact times and dates to be determined. 

Contact us:

Emily Kerr | 603.641.4320 | emily.kerr@unh.edu
Donna Laferriere | 603.641.4113 | donna.laferriere@unh.edu

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