STEM Programs for Youth

Students working in the STEM Discovery Lab

The UNH STEM Discovery Lab enriches the learning experiences of students in grades K-12 to further encourage them to consider pursuing college. The programs offered at the STEM Discovery Lab help improve teaching and learning and close the academic achievement gap among science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students.

Are you interested in faraway galaxies?  Have you ever wanted to take an idea and 3D print it? Do you like to build and create? Join the Science Discovery Club to explore these ideas and more! Ages 8+  are welcome. Learn more about the club on their Facebook page.

Date & Time:

Alternate Tuesdays 5:30 -7:30
(2nd & 4th Tuesdays of Month)

Location:

UNH STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commercial St. 
Manchester, NH 03101

Register:

Contact Zach Farrar to let us know you are coming!

University of New Hampshire at Manchester is an Academic Affiliate of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Award. We are proud to serve as the Coordinator of the New Hampshire Regional Affiliate.

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) provides a long-term community for female technologists, from K-12 through higher education and beyond, encouraging persistence in computing through continuous engagement and ongoing encouragement at each pivotal stage of their educational and professional development. Thousands of technically inclined girls and women are offered opportunities to learn through computing-related activities, network at virtual and in-person meetups, receive visibility for technical achievements, and grow leadership and entrepreneurial skills by leading computing outreach programs in their local communities. Additionally, they gain exclusive access to scholarships, internships, and job opportunities. All of these benefits are made possible by NCWIT Alliance Members, AiC peers in the network, and adult influencers who serve as volunteers and mentors. This collective investment is making a considerable and sustainable impact on future technology and innovation by increasing women’s meaningful participation.

For more information, please visit NCWIT Aspirations in Computing or contact Emily Kerr at Emily.kerr@unh.edu.

 

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 LeagueRoca Kidz Club and YMCA of Downtown Manchester, 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Educational Excellence for English Language Learners. Choose one of the following programs for grades 9-12:

SeaPerch: Build your own underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) in this innovative underwater robotics program! You will learn basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. Limit 16.

Computer Science Discoveries: Come learn about Computer Science as you build your own websites, apps, and games. Limit 12.

3D Printing: Use your imagination to think, create and make! Learn the basics of creating 3D models using Tinkercad. Limit 12.

Dates:
Thursdays, October 10-December 12
UNH STEM Discovery Lab at Manchester
88 Commercial Street
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Program Information:
Transportation from central locations and snacks provided.

Contact us:
Emily Kerr or Donna Laferriere
603.641.4320 | emily.kerr@unh.edu
603.641.4113 | donna.laferriere@unh.edu

Register:
Choose your program and turn in your permission form to your EL teacher.

Sponsored by the STEM Discovery Lab and the Manchester School District

Summer Youth Programs

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 LeagueRoca Kidz Club and YMCA of Downtown Manchester, 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Dates:

2020 dates TBD

This five-week summer program is offered to Manchester school district middle and high school students entering grades 6 – 12. EXCELL in STEM combines pre-college English language and hands-on activities science, engineering, and computing.

Participants must be currently enrolled in or recently exited from English Language Learning support in their school.

Learning Activities

Students conduct science experiments, solve computing and engineering challenges, and participate in STEM-focused field trips, all emphasizing inquiry, observation, analysis of data, and coding. STEM learning activities incorporate English Language tasks in academic reading and research, vocabulary building, writing, listening, and speaking.

  • Offered Monday through Thursday, 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • For more information, contact Emily Kerr, STEM Discovery Lab coordinator.
  • Sponsored by the STEM Discovery Lab and the Manchester School District