STEM Afterschool Program

STEM Afterschool Program

The STEM Afterschool Program was a free, 8 week afterschool program for Middle-School-aged students interested in STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, and/or Math). Students met virtually once a week (via Zoom), to review the prior week’s take-home activity/project and the new week’s activity or project was introduced. Students engaged in teamwork activities as well as activities focused around the program’s theme, which varied from the fall to spring semester.

The program was 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.


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

K-12 Student Engagement (2020-2021)

Number of students directly interacted with with program efforts in AY 2020-21 (Sept ’20 – July ’21):

1489

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Newsletter Impact

Number of Newsletter hits to date:

14,384