WMSI's Mobile STEM Lab

Growing Creative Problem Solvers!

I didn’t know that I, a 4th grader, could code my own game!
— WMSI STEM Explorer from Colebrook, NH
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WHAT WE DO

Bring the 10-session after-school Mobile STEM Lab into your school!

Over these sessions, generally 1.5 hours in length, students (STEM Explorers) are introduced to new topics in STEM in a project-based setting, including:

  • Animation Techniques: Stop Motion, Replacement, and more!

  • Introductory Robotic Design

  • EV3 LEGO Robotics & Robot Mechanisms

  • Block-Based Coding with Scratch

  • Game Design & Interactive Map-Making with Makey Makey

  • Raspberry Pi Setup

  • Python Text-Based Coding with Minecraft

  • Iterative Design & Creative Problem Solving

All programs are customizable, and updated yearly with new and exciting content!

 

WHAT A STEM LAB LOOKS LIKE

WMSI Instructor

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An experienced instructor from WMSI will come to your school and lead the STEM Lab sessions in person, bringing one of our Mobile STEM Lab Vans and a vast variety of exciting STEM tools along for each session!

On-Site Coordinator

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A teacher from your school provides boots-on-the ground support and assists the WMSI Mobile Instructor during the program. while also having the opportunity to work with exciting new educational tools in the STEM world!

STEM Explorers

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Students in Grades 3-6 interested in exploring some of the most exciting tools in science, technology, engineering, and math can enroll in the after-school program! We can generally accommodate up to 20 STEM Explorers per session, in order to ensure plenty of instructor support!

Youth Instructors

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WMSI provides leadership and facilitation training for middle and high school students in the context of the after school program, who then join STEM Lab sessions to assist the Mobile Instructor with the after-school programs, and experiment with STEM tools themselves!

WHAT WE'VE DONE

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Towns the WMSI Mobile STEM Lab has visited across northern New Hampshire and Vermont.

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Schools/Organizations where the WMSI Mobile STEM Lab has spread the excitment and wonder of STEM learning.

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Youth Leaders, grades 8-12, from New Hampshire's north country that have gained invaluable leadership and facilitation training during Mobile STEM Lab.

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Mobile STEM Lab programs WMSI has facilitated in schools and additional organizations across the region.

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Students (STEM Explorers), grades 3-6, that have participated in one (or more!) of WMSI's Mobile STEM Lab programs.

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Lines of code that have been written, re-written, altered, and tinkered with by STEM Explorers.

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LEGO pieces that STEM Explorers have used to create robots that can draw, move, detect motion, climb ropes, navigate mazes, and more!

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Miles WMSI's Mobile STEM Lab has driven throughout New Hampshire in an effort to bring STEM Education opportunities to north country schools.

WHAT THEY THINK

Here's some thoughts from past STEM Explorers!

It was an amazing experience being able to create your own story!
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Not only did we get to play games, but we got to make them also!
I liked the rapid prototyping with a partner!
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It was so fun. We had to do a bunch of different things. It took a lot of brain power!
 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

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If you have more questions, or if you'd like to bring the Mobile STEM Lab to your location, Contact Us today.