STEM Afterschool Program

STEM Afterschool Program

The STEM Afterschool Program is a free, 8 week afterschool program for Middle-School-aged students interested in STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, and/or Math). Students will meet virtually once a week (via Zoom), wherein the (starting week 2) previous week’s activity/project is reviewed and the new week’s activity or project is introduced. Beyond the 1/week meeting, students will be asked to work on tasks at home during the week, a couple hours at most. Students will engage in teamwork activities as well as activities focused around the program’s theme, which varies from semester to semester.

The program is primarily led by our affiliated student group STEMout, co-led by Nicolas Fuchs (summer program lead teacher), in addition to help from Northeastern undergraduate and graduate students.

Fall 2021 [Oct – Nov] – Title TBD
Content TBD

  • Applications for Fall 2021 will open in August/September.
  • Due to the content, alumni of our academic/summer programs are not eligible to join. However, we welcome their siblings to attend!
  • This program is for students in grades 6-8
  • The program runs from 3:00-4:00pm each Thursday
  • Application is primarily filled out by the parent/guardian, but there are 2 open-response questions for the student to complete themselves:
    • 1. Why are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math? [150 words or less]
    • 2. What was your favorite lesson (recently) in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math and why? [150 words or less]

Spring 2021 [Jan 28 – Mar 25] – STEM Afterschool Program: Careers in Engineering
Students learned about the various engineering disciplines, with each week covering a new field, such as mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, etc. Blog Post – Recap

Fall 2020 [Oct 26 – Nov 24] – Alumni Afterschool Program: Putting the A in STEM
Students learned about technical drawings and orthographic views, programming in Python and Scratch, 3D Modeling, macros, industrial engineering (courtesy of NU IISE), made their own lava lamps (courtesy of NU AIChE), and created their own music (courtesy of NU Sound). Blog Post – Recap

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