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. 

Fall & Winter Youth Programs:

People use apps every day, but how many people know how to create one? In this program, students will learn about coding and design and build their own apps. Best for youth ages 14-18.

Dates:

Fall 2017

Registration link coming soon!

Stream Safari provides a series of hands-on, minds-on lessons about the science of stream ecology. Scientists use various techniques to study streams and within Stream Safari students will have opportunities to conduct 3 categories of stream assessments: biological, physical and chemical. Each of these assessments will provide a particular set of water quality data. The culminating activity provides a time for reflection on our human impact on the stream ecosystem. The overarching question of Stream Safari is to investigate whether or not the water body being studied is healthy. Best for youth in grades K-8.

Dates:

Coming soon! 

Registration link coming soon!

How far can a car powered by a mousetrap travel? In this hands-on program, students learn about the engineering design process and build their own cars powered by mousetraps to find out! Best for youth in grades 5-8.

Dates:

Fall 2017

Registration link coming soon! 

Summer Youth Programs:

Design Make Code will be offered this summer in collaboration with community partners. If you are an organization that serves youth and would like to find out more, please contact Emily Kerr.

PLAY TO INVENT

Focusing on collaborative project work, middle school students will engage in exciting hands-on engineering challenges. Students will learn how to build different structures, make and test wind turbines and gliders and create circuits using copper tape and Makey Makeys. 

Sponsored by the STEM Discovery Lab and Manchester School District
Run in partnership with the Manchester School District EL Summer Program.

Dates coming soon!

This is a one-week summer program for students in grades 4 – 5. The cost for this session is $225.

Students learn how to think logically and creatively through fun games, challenging puzzles, and visual programming. They build and program robots to tackle mini real-world challenges. Students discover why computer science is exciting and how it helps in our everyday life through technological innovations. 

Dates coming soon!
 

Sponsored by Expanding Computing Education Pathways