NJ STEM Month 2022
Thanks to the generosity of the Overdeck Family Foundation, NJ STEM Month mini grants of up to $500 were awarded to several organizations with the purpose of enhancing their STEM Month events.
A short summary of each event is featured below.
STEM through Circuits
Hosting Organization(s): Hazlet Township Public School
Lillian Drive School students were given the opportunity in all grade levels to maximize their potentials. Even in grade 1 students learned about circuits and electricity.
Hosting Organization(s): Warren Hills Computer Science Club (CS@WH)
GirlsCodingWithGirls is an organization in which high school girls teach elementary school girls about computer science. Over the last 9 years, Warren Hills Computer Science club (CS@WH) has hosted 16 six week sessions of GCWG, with over 500 participants. There are classes using Scratch, Microbits and Arduinos for the different levels of experience. The true value of the program is the mentoring the older girls provide for the younger girls. They are true role models. Thank you to NJSPN for their support of this program.
New Jersey Makers Day
Hosting Organization(s): Hunterdon County Library
Learners Impacted: 616
was also very popular. Additional projects by exhibitors included, sewing a pillow, weaving a basket, making a thaumatrope animation, and building with LEGOs. In addition, over 700 kits of STEAM Take & Make projects went to 400+ participants including children, teens and adults. Projects available included zipline racers, bristle bots, string art, Mobius crochet cuffs and beautiful paper peacocks! Instructional videos by our librarians were
provided on the HCL YouTube channel as well as in writing with the project kits.
Hosting Organization(s): WeMake 4-H
Learners Impacted: 30
Hosting Organization(s): Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey
Learners Impacted: 85
Light-Up Martian Landers
Hosting Organization(s): Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey
Learners Impacted: 37
Hosting Organization(s): Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Learners Impacted: 60
Makers Day 2-Go!
Hosting Organization(s): Spotswood Public Library
Learners Impacted: 70
Virtual Brain Fair
Hosting Organization(s): The Brain Bunch
Learners Impacted: 450
School No. 3 Makers Week
Hosting Organization(s): Cliffside Park School No. 3
Learners Impacted: 400
Hosting Organization(s): New Jersey Makers Day
Learners Impacted: 1300
FTC NJ "STEM Girls Month"
Hosting Organization(s): FIRST Tech Challenge New Jersey
Learners Impacted: 200
Hosting Organization(s): Delran STEM Ecosystem Alliance
Learners Impacted: 900
Hosting Organization(s): Mindbytes
Project Impact STEM
Hosting Organization(s): HSMC STEM Ecosystem in partnership with the Flemington-Raritan Regional School District